I have come to learn from a few who have been there, done that,...that some of their Profs right really short letters of recommendation. Surprisingly it works for them, like there was this one guy, his referee wrote 4 to 5 sentences and that was it, next thing u know, he is in Stanford. Of course his referee was a famous name.
But i am just curious, does it matter at all what the referee has to say, or is it only about who he is?
There are some Professors I know who write at great length, like 2 pages or so about how good their student is and all that,
do admission committee members really pay too much attention to what's actually written?