On Wednesday I spent some time writing your letter of recommendation for graduate school--a true pleasure. You have assembled quite an impressive profile so far, and those GRE scores are eye-popping. Working with you has resembled a gift more than work. I am grateful for that.
Today I spent a couple of hours sending those letters, and I am almost as grateful for the care you took to assemble your application binder, which included:
1. a cover to do list, including a checklist of the schools to which you are applying and the means by which I should submit the recommendation (online or by mail)
2. all the responses and major assignments you wrote for my classes
3. individual recommendation sheets with addressed, postage-added, PEEL AND STICK* (rather than lick and seal) envelopes, with post-its on the ones I needed to sign across the seal
Very best of luck to you, and congratulations to the program that lands you.
*Note to grad studies directors everywhere: don't throw away the envelopes. They can be an important material indicator of thoughtfulness.