If you'd like to ask me for a letter of recommendation

I can only recommend you based on what I know about you. If you haven't taken any of my courses or participated in a research project with me, then I can't write a letter for you. Otherwise, please read on. Include the items mentioned below with your letter request. In order to ensure that I will have enough time to write the strongest possible letter for you, please submit all letter requests before Thanksgiving (this assumes the usual US application calendar for admission in the fall of the following year). Good luck in your graduate program search!