Student Recommendation Letters
Adam P. Tashman, Ph.D.
Under the right circumstances, I am happy to provide my students with a recommendation letter.†
I take the process seriously and it requires work on my part, and therefore I require some thought and action on your part:
∑ Did you do well in my course? If not, there may be a better source for a recommendation.
∑ Did you make yourself known to me?† For example, did you frequently participate in class or attend office hours?†
Even if you were an ďAĒ student in my class, if I donít know anything
else about you, I cannot write a letter.
∑ I will need at least 3 weeks to prepare a letter.
Information and materials I will need from you include the following:
∑ Name and date of each course taken with me
∑ Your transcript (it doesnít have to be a sealed official transcript)
∑ A statement describing your interest in the program or job for which you are applying