Recommendations - The Right to Review

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Discus: College Admissions: 2002 - 2003 Archive: November 2003 Archive: Recommendations - The Right to Review
By Mr_Mbuna (Mr_Mbuna) on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 01:20 pm: Edit

As I've begun filling out my applications I have noticed that there is a law which lets students decide whether to review the recommendation or not. What's the general feeling about this... should I waive my right to review and place trust in my teacher, or should I reserve the right to review? What if the teacher says she'll only write it if I waive my review right?


By Garland (Garland) on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 01:25 pm: Edit

I think you should waive your right to review. If you don't, schools will know that your recommenders might not be candid in what they say; if they write very positive recommendations, the schools will take them with a grain of salt. If you don't have confidence that someone will write your a good letter, then maybe you would be better off asking someone else.

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