So I've just had my teacher complete the reference but now I'm scared as to whether he wrote a bad one or not (for many reasons I won't delve into in order to keep this short). I have not paid yet. My application is complete up until the pay/send part. Would I be able to delete this one and start again or something? I want to get a reference from someone other than that teacher.
worse than that, you missed the 15th January deadline... that should worry you more than references at this stage. which unis are you trying to apply to?
(Original post by mina_01)
Like I said, I won't delve into the reasons why because that is not the purpose of this post. Also, neither do I want to say anything revealing about myself here. Thank you for the reassurance, but I'd have really appreciated it if you'd actually answered the question as well?
Why would you get a reference from a teacher who, as you’re implying, would have good reason to write you a ‘bad’ reference?
The advice about references never being bad is completely right though. Unless you’re an absolutely awful student, even then they’d word it tactfully, the purpose of a reference is to help you not hinder you.
Also as said above, you’ve missed the deadline so there’s no certainties you’ll get any places.
There’s little point in you making an entirely new application, but if you’re adamant you’d like to get a different reference, that’s fine - Speak to a head of sixth form / college, and say you’d like a reference from a different teacher, and are they able to change the one as your application hasn’t yet been sent of. Be prepared for them to ask why though. It isn’t fixed until it’s been sent off.
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