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Writing Own Recommendations. Need suggestions Badly.
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Writing Own Recommendations. Need suggestions Badly.
Hello All,

I am about to start preparing the recommendations. My professors will not write for me. So I have to write all the three reco and brag about myself !

PLEASE give me some suggestions. I need it badly. I heard that U.S. admission boards know that Indian recommendations are written (most of them) by the students and they take it as a crap !

I am afraid that all the recommendation may be of same type as I am writing it. There are some points.

1. I decided to corroborate the statements of SOP. Like.. I will write about the extracurricular activities in my SOP and the prof will highlight about it in the recommendation to imply my leadership and potential.

2. I took advices and suggestions from my profs several times regarding research and publication. It may come in the reco.

3. I am not in top 5%. But I am one of the top five students in the dept. Should I mention it ?

4. I am gonna apply for two M.Engg programs which are definitely for those who are interested in post M.S. job rather than Phd. So how should I approach about this in the reco ? I have no work experience.

What others point should come ?
What are the common mistake which people used to made in the reco ?
What kinda reco make good impact in the admission board ?

PLEASE give me some hint. I have to write THREE different reco for myself !!

Thanks in advance

Fall 2011: Cornell Columbia USC VTech NYU-Poly NCSU U of W
Destination: Columbia
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