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    Post Requesting a recommendation

    Dear Dr. XXXXX,

    My name is XXXX XXXXX (Chi, from Hong Kong). I was fortunate enough to take three courses with you: Numerical Analysis, Applied Statistics and Probability (I earned an A in each course). You may remember me coming to your office hours to ask for advice on how to improve my essays, and I really value and appreciate how you have helped me grow as a student and cultivated my interest in teaching Math.

    I know you are busy, so I will get to the point. I am writing to ask if you would be willing and able to support my graduate school application with a strong letter of reference that attests to my academic ability and research potential at the graduate level.

    I am applying to san Francisco State University for admission into the Math MA program, and the deadline for the letter of reference is January 15, 2021. If you can do this for me, I will follow up with details on how to submit the letter.

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this request and for your consideration. I also want to thank you for everything I have learned under your instruction. The things I have learned from you truly help me become a better Math teacher, and I cannot be grateful enough.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon,

    Best regards,
    XXXX XXXXX
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Oct-2020 at 13:38. Reason: removing personal details

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    #2

    Re: Requesting a recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by theol View Post
    Dear Dr. XXXXX,

    My name is XXXX XXXXX (Chi, from Hong Kong). I was fortunate enough to take three courses with you: Numerical Analysis, Applied Statistics and Probability (I earned an A in each course). You may remember me coming to your office hours to ask for advice on how to improve my essays, and I really value and appreciate how you have helped me grow as a student and cultivated my interest in teaching math.

    I know you are busy, so I will get to the point. I am writing to ask if you would be willing and able to support my graduate school application with a strong letter of reference that attests to my academic ability and research potential at the graduate level.

    I am applying to San Francisco State University for admission into the Math MA program, and the deadline for the letter of reference is January 15, 2021. If you can do this for me, I will follow up with details on how to submit the letter.

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this request and for your consideration. I also want to thank you for everything I have learned under your instruction. The things I have learned from you truly help me become a better math teacher, and I cannot be grateful enough.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon,

    Best regards,
    XXXX XXXXX
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    #3

    Re: Requesting a recommendation

    I don't think the term "strong" is appropriate in paragraph two.

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    #4

    Re: Requesting a recommendation

    How is that essays are involved in maths subjects?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: Requesting a recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How is it that essays are involved in maths? subjects?
    Is that what you meant to write?

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    #6

    Re: Requesting a recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How is that essays are involved in maths subjects?
    That's rather off topic.
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    #7

    Re: Requesting a recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's rather off topic.
    It is relevant because the writer said he took three maths subjects/courses but went to his lecturer for advice with essays.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #8

    Re: Requesting a recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    It is relevant because the writer said he took three maths subjects/courses but went to his lecturer for advice with essays.
    A quick Google search tells me that it is entirely necessary to write essays as part of maths courses.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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