Posts Tagged "reference letter"

Word. Friday. Say it Now: “Can I connect with you on…?”

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Communicating with Professors, General | 2 comments

(Pardon the two days late on my usual Word. Wednesday. post. Being gone all last weekend on the faculty retreat and having a book out there in the world has been a new source of wonderful and challenging in my life. Anyway, I’m combining Wednesday’s usual post with the great day of Friday. Thank you for having some patience with me as I find my groove again!) What’s the Word? (A phrase!) “Can I connect with you on…?” Many of you are coming to the end of school right now. Again, in the Pacific Northwest, our students have over a month left, but that’s beside the point. (Our summer weather starts almost in September, just so you...

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Word. Wednesday. Say it Now: “Would you consider…?”

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Communicating with Professors, General | 0 comments

  What’s the Word? (This time, it’s actually another phrase.) “Would you consider…?” As in: -”Would you consider serving as a reference for me? I’m thinking of applying for a job this summer.” -”Would you be willing to write a letter of recommendation for me? I’m applying to get into my degree program.” -”Would you fill out this scholarship application for me?” Why am I choosing something so simple this week? Have I already run out of good ideas of things to tell you to say? No way. But let’s think about this: We’re in early April. When most students approach me for...

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