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Can I submit my college application if my letter of recommendation hasn't been sent in yet? Will colleges get the letter after it is turned in to the Common App?

This is probably a bit late of an answer. Yes, you can submit the Common Application while your recommendations have not yet been uploaded, as long as the recommender is already assigned to the University. The college will recieve it as soon as the recommender uploads it to the common app.

Who should write my letters of recommendation for college?

As a professor, I agree with Anne.  I often get requests to write letters of recommendations from students I "really don't/barely remember/recall".  Why?  Because they sat in the back, texted during my lectures/discussions, didn't speak up in class, didn't see me during office hours/after class times, didn't ask questions, didn't get involved in the course topics, scraped by with a B-/C+, and were in a class of 40 to 100 students.  Then, all of a sudden, they send me an email out of the blue and "hate to bother me but need a recommendation in less than a week to get into law school/grad school" and wonder if I'd write a "quick letter".No.  No, I won't.  And if I did - it would be a very poor letter, and a "non-recommendation".  Do I actually write those?  Yes, occasionally - I have written a "no-I-really-can't-recommend-this-person" letter - I admit it, when pushed and shoved and "I won't take no for an answer".  Fine - you'll get a letter, but it's not really one you want.  SO - find a Professor that KNOWS you.  That respects you, the way you respected them.  That you TRUST.  A Professor that obviously remembers you the way you WANT to be remembered.  And while you're at it, go out of your way to MAKE a few of them remember you.  You never know when you'll really NEED that letter, do you?  I've needed a few recommendations in my career, too.  Make yourself noticeable in a good way, and keep those "friendly recommenders" in your pocket.  It will pay off. We like writing those letters, and will gladly help you out - some of us write a mean letter that can actually "tip the scales in your favor", believe me!

High School or college students, quick question please help!?

Is there a way to retake the career interest profiler on naviance?
I took it sophomore year but my interest and such have changed since then and I want to see what they would be now, because I'm searching for colleges.

How do you submit letters of recommendation to universities?

Almost every University has electronic method of application now. They DON’T prefer sending them Letters of Recommendation (LOR). Some Universities do require hard copies of your transcript, but even they don’t ask for hard copies of LOR. This is primarily because you are not supposed to know what your recommender is writing about you. If you send them the hard copy, there is no guarantee that you yourself did not write it.Usually, during application you have to provide names and contact details (e-mail id) of your recommenders. The university will send them an email with a link. The recommender goes to that link and answers the questions asked there. Sometimes, they have to submit a PDF or DOC file.First and foremost, your professor surely knows how to write a recommendation letter much better than me. But a general structure is not state how he/she knows you (any classes or projects), what is your educational qualification, which classes or projects you took under his/her supervision and how your performance was and finally a bit of explanation of your strengths and weaknesses according to him.

Economics help quick!!!?

A small college has space for a maximum of 1,000 students. The college can identify 500 of its students who are willing to pay $20,000 per year and 500 students who are willing to pay $10,000 per year. The college has annual fixed costs of $10 million, and the variable cost for each additional student is $5,000. To continue operating, the college must receive payments equal to its total costs (that is, total fixed costs + total variable costs).

4.1. What are the total costs in millions of dollars if the school serves 1,000 students? (Express your answer in millions of dollars.)

4.2. If the college charges all students the same tuition, what tuition can it charge to cover all of its costs?

A. None of these options

B. $10,000

C. $25,000

D. $20,000

E. $15,000

4.3. In order to cover all of its expenses, the college can set its tuition at $20,000 and then give financial aid of ______________to each student with the lower willingness to pay.

Please enter a whole number, with no decimal point.

Help With Quick Statistics Question?

I'm doing these two ANOVA problems and I'm having trouble determining what is the independent variable, and what is the dependent variable. Can someone help me out?

1. There is some research indicating that college students who use Facebook while studying tend to have lower grades than non-users (Kirschner & Karipinski, 2010). A representative study surveys students to determine the amount of Facebook use during the time they are studying or doing homework. Based on the amount of time spent on Facebook, students are classified into three groups and their grade point averages are recorded.

2. New research suggests that watching television, especially medical shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and House, can result in increased concern about personal health (Ye, 2010). Surveys administered to college students measure television viewing habits and health concerns such as fear of developing the diseases and disorders seen on television. For the following data, students are classified into three categories based on their television viewing patterns and health concerns are measured on a 10-point scale with 0 indicating “none.”

Just stuck on which is which, your help is much appreciated!

Regarding to the recommendation letters, how do the recommenders persuade the colleges of the competence and capacity of the recommended?

A2A: This question has been asked and answered here in many slightly varying forms. But here’s a very quick summary of what graduate admissions committees at top-ranked universities in technical fields are looking for:How credible is the letter-writer? Is this person a researcher with a good reputation in the field, or at least someone able to evaluate the research potential of others? If we don’t know the letter-writer, at least by reputation, we have to go by the credibility of their institution and what they say about their own research experience.How well does the writer know the student — particularly in the role as an advisor of the student’s research?How enthusiastic is recommendation? This is weighted by the letter-writer’s credibility (see points 1 and 2). Comparison to past successful students that the letter-writer knows and that we know can be very strong evidence. Faculty members vary in how effusive they are, and for some we are calibrated as to what their typical letter looks like. But a negative letter is likely to be fatal. One that seems to be struggling to say something non-negative will also be damaging.What, specifically, do they say about the candidate’s research exposure and experience? What projects can they point to, and what was this student’s role? This is the most important element, once we know what weight to put on what this writer says.It doesn’t hurt if the writer also says positive things about the student’s ability to take and do well in classes, but that’s not really what we are looking for. We look to these letters for evidence that the student is ready to “turn the corner” from taking classes to doing research. So DWIC letters (“did well in class”) carry very little weight — we can usually see that from the grades.If the TOEFL scores are not great, a statement that the student functions very well in English can mitigate that to some degree — but only if the letter-writer is a native speaker of English, or has near-native skills.It’s fine to comment on the student’s character, ability to work in groups, leadership, and communications skills. Those can be valuable tie-breakers, but the research evaluation is the crucial part.

Do professors ever write negative recommendation letters?

Oh, yes, it happens. It happened to me. I was an undergraduate applying for PhD programs in psychology. I had put much thought into who I wanted to ask to write my recommendations. I chose one professor who had taught me in a couple of classes, one professor who had mentored me on two research papers, and one professor who was the sponsor of a successful psychology club I had founded. The club's sponsor also happened to be the Chair of the Psychology Department, so I figured that was a nice bonus. I was wrong. After being turned down by nearly every program to which I had applied, my best friend and I got drunk one night. She convinced me to get to the bottom of what had gone so horribly wrong by opening the sealed and signed envelopes I had agreed would remain confidential. I still had a few in the trunk of my car because the club's sponsor had returned his recommendation letters to me over a week late so there had been a few schools I couldn't apply to since I'd missed the deadline. I should've thought ahead and asked a fourth professor as a backup, but I hadn't dreamed there would be a problem. I was conflicted over breaking my promise to keep the recommendations confidential but my curiosity, alcohol consumption, and my friend's urging persuaded me to read them. I was stunned. The club sponsor and chair of my department had written that he had no idea why I'd asked him for a recommendation since he'd never had me in a class and he barely knew me. It hurt. I had met with him in his office weekly for over a year while forming the club. The committee that voted to approve the club had actually said they couldn't recall ever having heard a better argument for why a new club deserved a charter or read a more well thought out and well written constitution, which I had drafted completely on my own. To have this man write that he barely knew me was baffling and devastating. My advice to anyone who is applying to a program that requires letters of recommendation is this:Ask for at least one extra letter and open that sucker. Read it before you send it. Confidentiality be damned. You have a right to know if someone is stabbing you in the back. Too much is on the line to risk someone sabotaging all your hard work.  FYI, the other two letters of recommendation were glowing and their praise was so sweet it brought me to tears. That one guy was just a jerk.

Quick C++ functions/modules help!?

So confused right now. Here are the questions and the answers I put. Feel free to put the correct answer or change mine.

1) Write a function called DisplayCollegeName that has college name as the argument. Show a sample call that will display Towson University.


void DisplayCollegeName(string CollegeName)

Sample call: DisplayCollegeName(TowsonUniversity)

2) Write a function called DisplayArea that displays the area of a room when the width and length are passed as arguments. Are width and length passed by value or reference?

void DisplayArea(l,w)
Sample call: -------------------I don't know how to call this.

Write a function called CalculateArea that calculates the area of a room when the width and length and area are passed as arguments. Are width and length and area passed by value or reference? Show a sample call.

void CalculateArea(int width, int length, int area)
Sample call: CalculateArea(x, y, ans) Passed by value

4) Write a function called Area that calculates the area of a room and returns area when the width and length are passed as arguments. Show a sample call.

float Area(int length, int width)
return length * width;
Sample call: cout << Area(10,5);
x = Area(l,w) Passed by value

Alright, pretty much I'm confused because I don't really know what the difference between #2 and #4 is.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.