How do you go about in asking for a ‘great’ recommendation letter for mba?

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Don’t you just ask for a recommendation letter and people assume you are not asking for a “mediocre” one by default? Or am I skipping a very important adjective in my requests?

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Give direction without writing the letter. Make writing the letter super easy for your recommender (hopefully they like you already). Think about the story your application is telling and what traits you’ve asserted about yourself in the essays. Those traits can be diversified or further validated by the stories / achievement your recommender shares. Hope that helps!

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This is helpful, thanks!!

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