myoranges Posted October 22, 2013 Share Posted October 22, 2013 (edited) Hello, I asked two professors and my summer research adviser for LoRs - and one of the professors and summer research adviser asked me to write a draft of my recommendation letter to them. No misunderstandings here, I trust them to the fullest extent (the professor has 25+ years of experience of getting students into places that they want to attend), but I just started feeling a bit of paranoia, as I am nervous whether or not my writing style would be conspicuous when my recommendation letters are reviewed. (it's quite distinct - not horrid though, in my judgment) In addition, I just find this situation to be perplexing, as I am acquainted with both individuals on a personal level (i.e. occasional email interactions or having had meals together, in addition to frequent interaction regarding projects and research), even though I suspect that my short length of duration of acquaintance to be the reason why they asked me to have drafts of recommendation letters. Of course, they are planning on editing my recommendation letter once I send them my letters. Just curious; is what two individuals mentioned above requested perceived as a common (or at least not rare) practice for applicants? I would highly appreciate your feedbacks. Edited October 22, 2013 by myoranges Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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