Thank you very much Choppy. I completely agree with you on the importance of 'doing your homework'. If one really cares about a scientific career, being spoon-fed is simply wrong: struggling is necessary for serious understanding. Maybe a better phrasing would be something like
Hello everyone, since recommendation letters are usually important when applying for graduate studies, I'd like to ask the following:
What do you guys think of the statement
'The best way to maximize the "goodnes" of your recommendation letter is by not caring about it'
I guess it's...