Letters of Recommendations (NOT LOA)

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by dlee96, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

    Apr 11, 2012
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    After reading some old threads about LORs, I have come to the obvious conclusion that an LOR should encompass how great you are and specifics that make you stand out. However, I have not had opportunities like that to stand out, and even when I did, I have lost contact with those people.

    So my question is this, can anyone recommend a way to get a great, indepth, and very deep LOR?
  2. armydaughter

    armydaughter 5-Year Member

    Apr 18, 2012
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    You need to find out first what types of recommendations are requested. On the USMA application itself, it must be a Math, a Science and an English teacher so you have a short list to work with.

    For the Rep for our district, the letters ask the recommenders to speak specifically about the candidates potential in a rigorous academic environment and to comment specifically on the candidates potential to excel in Calculus and Physics. An even shorter list. :rolleyes:

    For one senator, the request isn't for an actual letter but short answers to very specific questions.

    I know I am not answering your question directly but you need to find out what your specific MOCs are looking for and then choose the people who can best meet that need.

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