Claiming Your Right to Say No

“When approached for a letter in the bleak midwinter of recommendation-writing season, many of us wish for responsible ways to say, like Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener, ‘I prefer not to’. Yet in weak or guilty moments, we may accede to a student’s plea and then spend hours racking our brains for something to say …” (more)

[Amy Weldon, Vitae, 5 JAnaury]

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