英语口语：Letters of Rec 推荐信
Todd: OK, so you didn’t have to do the test but youhad to do letters or recommendation?
Nydja: I did have to do three letters ofrecommendation and …
Todd: Can I ask? Who did you ask? Professors?
Nydja: I did ask a few professors, an employer, and a long time family friend.
Todd: So you had a quite diverse mix?
Todd: One professor, one friend, family friend, and one employer.
Todd: Now, were you worried about what they were going to say?
Nydja: Well, when you ask for a reference you definitely want to ask from somebody youtrust to write a good one for you. I’ve know people who have just randomly asked people, andnot gotten the results that they had wanted. But even still, you kind of wonder like, what gooddo they have to say about me. What are they going to pick and choose because sometimes youwant them to mention certain things, and it’s best to actually ask them to.
Todd: So you kind of feed them what to say?
Nydja: Yes. A little bit.
Todd: So you took the test. You got the letters of recommendation. Is there any other partthat you have to do to get in to grad school? Like show your transcripts? Summit transcripts?
Nydja: Yes, you have to pay your undergrad, wherever you got your degree for yourundergrad, you have to pay them all this money for them to send an official transcript to yournew school that you want to go to.
Todd: Now, do they actually send you the transcript as well, or do they just send it straight tothe school?
Nydja: No, they send it straight to the school because the schools require an official transcript,so they don’t trust you to send it in cause they figure you might mess with your grades.
Todd: You might fidget or something.
Todd: So is that it then? The transcripts?
Nydja: Transcripts, letters of recommendation, essays, letter of intent.
Todd: Letter of intent. Is there a difference between the essay and the letter of intent?
Nydja: An essay can sometimes just be a writing sample, whereas a letter of intent … theywant to know like your life goals, and your purpose of being on this earth. I don’t like writingthose personally, but …
Todd: Why not?
Nydja: Cause it just changes, and I think it’s just contrived really. I don’t see … I can sum itup in a couple of sentences, but they want, you know, a three page paper on your life goalsand I just don’t like to have to write something.
Todd: Right, right, especially most people are quite young, so like they really know right?
Nydja: Yeah, yeah.