Letters of Recommendation

Writing letters of recommendation is a relatively new responsibility for me, and it is one of the central duties of my profession. When requesting a letter of recommendation from me, please consider the fact that unlike more senior mathematicians who have done this hundreds of times, I am new to this game, and, following Ravi's advice, it is in your best interest to make my job as easy as possible. 

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If your letter has not been submitted within 24 hours of a deadline, please send me a reminder. Also, sometimes graduate school applications do not request letters from recommenders until the applicant has submitted the application. Do not put me in a situation where being away from email for 24 hours will make me miss a deadline. Corollary: The problem does not arise if you submit your application more than 24 hours before the deadline.