New AP, I am getting flooded with requests for recommendation for professional programs (e.g. a Masters in Accounting).
Most of them are annoying questions of the form:
Leadership Potential: Top 5% / Top 10% / Top 20% / Top third / middle third / bottom third questions
Recommendation level: Strongly recommend / Recommend / Recommend with reservations /Do not recommend
How much am I supposed to exaggerate here? Say a student finished in the top 1/3 of the class but I really don't remember him -- is that a "recommend" and top third on leadership? Or am I dooming them to rejection if I don't say "strongly recommend" and top 5%?