How to Request Reference Letters

I frequently receive requests from students who want me to write recommendation/reference letters on their behalf for graduate school, scholarship, employment, and so forth. In some cases, I had few impressions about the student except that the student had taken my class. It will be to your benefit if I know more about you beyond your grade so I can write a concrete letter.

Please refrain from asking me for reference if:

If you decide that you would like me to be on your reference list, please bring a package that contains the following:

Please limit your request to no more than 6 letters. Since I always have a long "to do" list, please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for me to write the letters.

I wish you success!