Letters of Interest
I'm applying for a Ph.D program in English Language and Literature for next fall and I was told by quite a few people to send an email (with an SOP and a writing sample) to any professors that I might want to work with at the colleges I'm going to apply to. I think its supposed to be like a letter of interest.
I just wanted to know if someone has any idea whether professors at colleges actually read (or even welcome) such unsolicited email from potential applicants.
Thanks and good luck to everyone who's applying.