|How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation|
1. Please send an email with your name, context of our relationship (course, semester), position for which you are applying (grad school, law school, med school, internship, scholarship, job, etc.), and some brief mention of the project/s you did for my class (especially important if it's been a while since you've been a student of mine). This email should request a letter of recommendation so that I have the opportunity to say yea or nea.
2. If I agree to write one, then you should provide me with copies (preferably electronic) of:
4. I will email you when I've completed the letter. I will assume that I have all of the time alloted and would appreciate NOT receiving multiple confirmation requests. However, a single reminder email about a week before the due date is appreciated. It is nice to send along a "thank you" of some kind (a simple email would do) when the letter has been finished.
5. I would appreciate it if you would eventually let me know the outcome of the application! Writing letters of recommendation is a pleasurable task (for the most part) but not an easy one, and it's rewarding to know when something works out.
Here is my contact information:
Name: Michelle S Schafer ("Mickey" is a nickname and the one I personally prefer -- but for letters, we have to use the official version!)
Prefix: Dr (if not available, then "Ms")
Position: Senior Lecturer
Address: PO Box 112020 Gainesville FL 32611-2032
Department: University Writing Program
Place of Employment: University of Florida