How to obtain letters of recommendation

You are ready to apply for graduate school or for a job, and you need some letters of recommendation.  Here are some tips that should help you get the best possible letters from faculty at SFSU.

Choose faculty members who know you well: your thesis advisor, or someone who has taught you, preferably in more than one class.
Ask each faculty member that you choose if they would be willing to write a letter for you.
Prepare a package for each faculty member that contains the following: