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How to ensure that a reference letter is sent on time if not knowing the reliability of a referee?

It has happened to me the second time that I was turned down by a referee (different one) not taking his responsibility seriously. Of course, I let each of them know about my application and the ...
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Can I call a professor to ask for a letter of recommendation if I can't show up in person?

I am applying for a PhD. There is a professor at my undergraduate institution I would like to ask for a LOR. I emailed him, but after a full week he has not replied. From this I can infer that either ...
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Professor told me up front that she normally doesn't write letters for students who haven't done as much work with her

I asked a professor for a letter of recommendation for graduate programs and she mentioned that she normally doesn't write letters for people who haven't done research with her. I took advanced ...
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Trouble with getting PhD recommendations - almost 60% turnover in faculty

I just want to find out if this is normal, and see if anyone has any advice. I recently decided to apply for a PhD program, and have been trying to get letters of recommendation. I first went with ...

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