Letters of Recommendation

I am generally happy to write letters of recommendation for students. If you wish that I write you a letter of recommendation, please adhere to the following guidelines. I ask these things both so that I can write you a good letter, and also so that it doesn't take me an inordinate amount of time to do so. [Note, this information was assimilated from similar pages other math faculty have on this topic, primarily those of Michael Orrison and Ravi Vakil].

First, e-mail me and ask me if I am willing to write you a letter. If I agree, provide the following information to me (either e-mail or hard copy) at least two weeks before the first letter is due.

Please send me e-mail reminders as the deadlines approach. When I send out one of your letters, I will inform you. This means that if you haven't heard from me, your letters haven't been sent!

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