Recommendation Letter!

<p>I have completed MS and applying for PhD.</p>

<p>I have to ask two professors for recommendation letter whom I took only one-one class. I don't think they know me very well, But I don't have any other choice left. One professor gave gave B- and one A- in their class.</p>

<p>Guys, please suggest me how should I approach them and what should I ask them to include in Recommendation letter? </p>

<p>Thank you.</p>

<p>Are you sure it’s just two? Most programs ask for at least three.</p>

<p>I wouldn’t ask the professor who gave you a B-. I’d go for professors in whose classes I got As or at the very least Bs and who seem to have expressed a respect for your work.</p>

<p>Before you approach your potential recommenders, make a recommendation packet. It should include:</p>

<p>-A copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine)
-A copy of your statement of purpose (a draft is fine)
-Your CV
-A short passage reminding your professors who you are, how you know them and what grade you got in their class, as well as accomplishments of note (this is only if you haven’t been in contact with them in a few months). This is where you would write things they could potentially include in the recommendation letter.
-A sheet with all the instructions they need to know about submitting your letter of recommendation to each university you want them to recommend you to</p>

<p>After you’ve compiled this, approach your recommenders. If you are still at their institution or nearby, go in person; if that’s not possible, e-mail or a phone call will work. Ask them “I’m applying for PhD programs in electrical engineering. I was wondering if you could write me a strong recommendation letter for these programs.” If they hesitate or say no, move on to another professor. If they accept, then you give them the packet (bring it with you if you go in person).</p>

<p>Allow each professor 6-8 weeks to write and submit your recommendation letters, and then send them a thank you card afterwards.</p>

<p>Thank you so much Juillet.
It is really helpful.</p>