Want me to write you a recommendation letter? I am usually happy to do so, but definitely stop by my office (Life Sciences 224), call or email me to ask first. Then, make sure I have the following pieces of information...
First, provide me with a brief description of the program to which you are applying. If there is something that really appeals to you about the program, let me know. Generally, the more information I have about you, your past experience, and your interests, the stronger and more effective my letter.
Second, If you have a personal statement or CV/resume prepared, please send this to me along with a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) to help me write your letter.
Finally, make sure I know all necessary details, including...
- Due date for the recommendation
- Format for the recommendation (e.g., sent via email, web-based, or hard copy form(s) to fill out, etc.) vs. a letter, etc.
- To whom the letter should be addressed and to what address I should send it.
I will let you know once the recommendation is submitted, but it is a good idea to follow up. If you have not heard from me, a gentle reminder about a week or so in advance of the deadline would be most appreciated.