Access to LOR and some aftermath problems

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ghjk
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Access to LOR and some aftermath problems

Postby ghjk » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:21 pm

Deleted, as problem resolved and the question has some sensitive information. Thanks to everyone who is kind enough to give me advice...
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ghjk
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Re: Access to LOR and some aftermath problems

Postby ghjk » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:17 pm

Nobody wants to give me some thoughts? I'm sorry if I pissed you guys off with my predictions for some people' results on grad schools:p

naivebayes
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Re: Access to LOR and some aftermath problems

Postby naivebayes » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:28 pm

No, you shouldn't bring it up -- reading a letter of recommendation is a pretty big violation of trust.

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Re: Access to LOR and some aftermath problems

Postby BirdKiller » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:46 pm

That was a long read for such a simple situation:

TL:DR: Application system fucked up such that you can read your recommender's letter. Letter has a lot of errors in spelling and information. What to do?

My answer: Leave the letter/recommender alone. You were not meant to see it. Best option is for you to notify the application / admission system folks about you being able to read it. If all the errors were just in spelling and switching M.S. and Ph.D. around, then it's on the recommender, not on you. Not that it matters, you weren't meant to see it, and if you do bring the letter up tor your recommender, you open a new can of worms that will crawl through the realm of trust and integrity.

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Re: Access to LOR and some aftermath problems

Postby ghjk » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:51 pm

BirdKiller wrote:That was a long read for such a simple situation:

TL:DR: Application system fucked up such that you can read your recommender's letter. Letter has a lot of errors in spelling and information. What to do?

My answer: Leave the letter/recommender alone. You were not meant to see it. Best option is for you to notify the application / admission system folks about you being able to read it. If all the errors were just in spelling and switching M.S. and Ph.D. around, then it's on the recommender, not on you. Not that it matters, you weren't meant to see it, and if you do bring the letter up tor your recommender, you open a new can of worms that will crawl through the realm of trust and integrity.


Okay, I see what you meant. Thank you so much for your sincere advice. Do you mind if I delete this thread, as it has some sensitive info. Sorry for my lengthy description - it's my habit when writing:P

ghjk
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Re: Access to LOR and some aftermath problems

Postby ghjk » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:52 pm

naivebayes wrote:No, you shouldn't bring it up -- reading a letter of recommendation is a pretty big violation of trust.


I know, but it's not on purpose. The system should be blamed in the first place:P Thank you very much for your thought though.

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Re: Access to LOR and some aftermath problems

Postby Fw1812 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:53 pm

Yeah I agree with the other people who responded: You should just let it go. There is so little to be gained from confronting the recommender. If you don't get in (but hopefully you do), I doubt fixing some spelling errors would change that. I can't imagine mistakes by recommenders would reflect too poorly on you.

On the other hand, some obvious things can go wrong with letting him know, as he could definitely refuse to write you any more recommendations, just out of embarrassment if nothing else!

Just let it go and let the system manager know.




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