Asking for a Recommendation
I'm a senior looking to apply to grad school for math, and I'm beginning to round up some recommendations.
In one of my upper-level math courses, I currently have a 100, and the class average is around a 78. However, I never have any reason to go to office hours; the one time I did go, it was crowded with other students. So, I haven't been able to talk to my professor about my graduate school plans. I always participate in class, and haven't missed a day yet. I'm pretty sure he's aware of my name.
How would you suggest I try to get the recommendation? Should I just send him an email asking to set up an appointment to discuss graduate school plans, hinting at the fact that I want a recommendation? I DEFINITELY want a recommendation from this guy, since it's my only math class this semester.