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   - You must have fully completed at least one class with me. I will not write a letter for a current first-time student, as I will not have an adequate sense of your academic abilities until you complete the term. Indeed, it is ideal to have had two or more classes with me, as I will then be able to comment on your consistency across classes.   - You must have fully completed at least one class with me. I will not write a letter for a current first-time student, as I will not have an adequate sense of your academic abilities until you complete the term. Indeed, it is ideal to have had two or more classes with me, as I will then be able to comment on your consistency across classes.
-  - You should have earned a grade of an A (ideal) or B (acceptable) ​in my classes. A high grade in my class indicates that I think highly of your academic skills, which makes for a stronger letter on my part. If you have earned a grade less than a B, it is better to ask for a letter from another professor in whose class you especially excelled.+  - You should have earned a grade of an A in my classes. A high grade in my class indicates that I think highly of your academic skills, which makes for a stronger letter on my part. If you have earned a grade less than an A-, it is better to ask for a letter from another professor in whose class you especially excelled.
   - I must have a sense of you as a person beyond the letter grade that appears in my records. Especially for large lecture-style courses, where it is difficult for professors to know their students well individually,​ reflect back upon your own behavior and ask yourself the following: Did you ask astute questions in class? Did you actively participate in discussions?​ Did you make use of office hours? Did you find other ways to leave a lasting, positive impression? To write a strong and effective letter, I need to be able to describe you qualitatively.   - I must have a sense of you as a person beyond the letter grade that appears in my records. Especially for large lecture-style courses, where it is difficult for professors to know their students well individually,​ reflect back upon your own behavior and ask yourself the following: Did you ask astute questions in class? Did you actively participate in discussions?​ Did you make use of office hours? Did you find other ways to leave a lasting, positive impression? To write a strong and effective letter, I need to be able to describe you qualitatively.
   - I will only write recommendation letters when you have signed a waiver of your right to examine the letter. When I write letters of recommendation,​ I treat them as confidential documents whose destination is to a relevant third party (e.g., prospective employer, graduate school). By asking me for a letter, you are giving me permission to discuss your performance,​ both quantitatively and qualitatively,​ in my courses and to provide the third party with an honest accounting of your academic abilities and your promise for future success.   - I will only write recommendation letters when you have signed a waiver of your right to examine the letter. When I write letters of recommendation,​ I treat them as confidential documents whose destination is to a relevant third party (e.g., prospective employer, graduate school). By asking me for a letter, you are giving me permission to discuss your performance,​ both quantitatively and qualitatively,​ in my courses and to provide the third party with an honest accounting of your academic abilities and your promise for future success.
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