help - typo in rec letter.

<p>A teacher from my summer math program wrote me a recommendation. He is currently teaching at UW and had previously taught at MIT, and U chicago. He praised me highly; however, he had a typo with my name, that it looked like he did it on purpose. He had my name spelt RIGHT in the first paragraph during the introduction; ever since that, he spelt it differently. He combined the FIRST letter of my first name and the LAST TWO letters of my last name... (my only has 3 letters each for the first and last name) Is that a major issue? or should i just ignore it thinking maybe he just called me by that?</p>

<p>My name is very hard to pronounce b/c it's just my Chinese name.</p>

<p>You shouldn't be reading your recs anyway...but I don't think it's a big deal as long as you filled out the first portion with your correct name and stuff...since your name is hard to pronounce, pton probably won't think he wrote it wrong because he doesn't know you.</p>

<p>its an optional ref letter. it doesnt have the thing whre it says "sign below if you dont want to read it' or something.</p>

<p>then you have even less to worry about.</p>

<p>can't you just ask him to rewrite it? if he spelt your name wrong, it'll just look like he doesn't know you well - which defetes the whole purpose of the additional rec...</p>

<p>where does it say you aren't supposed to read the rec? all it says is that, if admitted, you won't "seek access to" it.</p>

<p>It's not okay. It makes it look like he doesn't know you, or that he thinks he's writing about someone else. If you could get him to correct it, great. Do so, and then use it. If not, since it's optional, I wouldn't send it. No, no, no.</p>