In Julie Schumacher's new novel,"Dear Committee members," the protagonist, disgruntled professor Jason Fitger, writes "The LOR has become a rampant absurdity, usurping the place of the quick consultation and the two minute phone call--not to mention the teaching and research that faculty were hired to perform. I haven't published a novel in six years; instead I fill my departmental hours casting words of praise into the bureaucratic abyss." If you, like Fitger, feel that you spend countless hours writing letters of recommendation for students, then this session is for you! We will discuss 3 steps that both reduce the amount of time it takes to write LORs and improve their overall quality. We will also discuss when and how to tell students no. Those who appreciate humor are encouraged to attend.