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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 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.+  - 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-, you should carefully consider your request - it is better to ask for a letter from another professor in whose class you especially excelled. If you still feel I'm your best bet, I'm willing to try and help, but please note that I'll be very clear about your performance in my class.
   - 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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