问问那些对你所申请的项目有资格的人. 教师 can speak to your academic abilities; advisors can speak to your professional direction and goals; internship or job supervisors (when appropriate) can speak to your experience and ability in the field. 现在不是谈论“性格参考”的时候.”
随着截止日期的临近, 联系你申请的学校，检查你的申请文件的状态. 如果你的推荐信遗失了, 联系你的推荐人，温柔地提醒他们你的截止日期. 再次感谢他们的协助. Your references have all applied to graduate school themselves at some point; they understand the critical nature of the deadlines you face. 给每一个代表你写信的人寄一封手写的感谢信.