InquilineKea Posted December 24, 2010 Share Posted December 24, 2010 (edited) Of course, you could first ask the question "can you write a strong rec for me?" But sometimes, people still might write about things that might be somewhat negative. I'm neurotic and I've had a meltdown in HS before, and the results weren't pretty. When I was applying for summer programs, my teacher still said that he would recommend me the most out of ANY student he was teaching this year (which is a lot since he taught the entire HS and there was a USAMO qualifier in my class that year). But he still felt like he had to mention that I had a tendency to throw tantrums. Of course, that was back in HS. I haven't thrown any tantrums in my department (thank god), but my past neuroticism has still led to some behavior that has definitely worried people. So I'm sort of concerned that professors might mention it. I'm trying to get better at controlling it, and I'm better at it than I was before. But I'm still a lot more visibly "weird" than most. Edited December 24, 2010 by InquilineKea Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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