« on: October 11, 2006, 01:17:43 PM »
new to the community and first post!
i've pretty much given up on tier 1 schools but still i wonder which LOR would help me get into a nice little tier 2 or tier 3 or even tier 4? anywhere!
i went to community college and then transfered to UCLA, where classes were overwhelmingly large. I'm an English major and have heard that professors in your major are the best. So here are my LOR options. Vote for top 2!
1) I applied for a work abroad program in Japan last year but didn't get in. My Japanese 4 professor wrote me a rec. letter (though what was said is unknown to me). She's a bit..foreign so one factor of concern is her English grammar (but I mean, she IS a professor) but she knows me well and would be willing to write me a good rec. letter.
2) I've been working at an entertainment law firm since July but they don't know me THAT well yet but could probably BS some stuff up. They're not too friendly though but all very brilliant men: harvard law school, UCLA law, columbia grads.
3) I worked very closely with copyright laws (I want to go into IP) while working at a publishing company for 2 years and have a very close, great relationship with my former boss. She would definietly write me a good lettter.
4) My English teacher from community college who encouraged my writing. She has a lot of students, but she DID know me by name. It's just been over 3 years and I haven't kept in touch.
Let me know!