How Not to Get a Letter of Recommendation

  • /Reviewed by: Matt Riley
  • Asking for a letter of recommendation can be a harrowing experience. First, you have to find someone who you think would even be remotely willing to write anything positive about you, which can be a difficult proposition in and of itself. Then, you have to sit down in a meeting and actually ask for it. What if they respond negatively? What if they refuse to write it? What if they castigate you for your life choices and your general appearance?

    Here’s our representation of how that meeting would go (with a shoutout to xtranormal).

    Video by Trent Teti and Jodi Triplett.

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