Thursday, April 06, 2006
Letters of Recommendation
Note to students everywhere: If you request letters of recommendation from me, you need to give me 4-6 weeks to get them done. This is the industry (and by industry, I mean the industry of education, which does not compensate professors for writing letters of recommendation) standard. If you thrust a bunch of materials at me and expect a letter to be done in two weeks, when I have a) teaching obligations, b) research obligations, c) service obligations, d) advising obligations, e) a very limited personal life, you will be disappointed. And I will not feel sorry.