the lamest recommendation letter ever…

Today, I was looking at the numerous application forms related to my Statistical Information Processing (TSI) Master in Paris-Dauphine and saw a recurring recommendation letter from a professor of econometrics in Paris-La Sorbonne (I think) for his students: it mentioned that everyone in the class had had poor grades (the average was 4 out of 20!) but that the student recommended by the letter was quite good and bright… What’s the point of giving exams which grades are concentrated in the lower tail and of writing such useless letters to compound the first error?! In the end, I forgot about both the grade and the letter.

One Response to “the lamest recommendation letter ever…”

  1. Maybe it’s a french thing :)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.