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shmoo597

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I know you are supposed to have 2 letters from academic sources. I have one from a TA, and one from a prof. The thing is, I never took a class with the prof. The journal I founded has worked with him for the past year, and we have interviewed 2 authors/visiting scholars from his department for the journal, so he knows me from that. I am also now doing research for him, this semester, for units.

Is this a good enough relationship? I know he will write me a good letter, but I keep reading that you should get letters from prof's who taught you and graded you. This guy knows my intellectual chops though, as I research for him, so it should be ok, right? Thanks.

hitmon33

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Re: I did not take a class with one of my academic LOR writers...is that ok?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 05:28:58 PM »
I think you're okay as long as the Prof cites your intellectual relationship with him throughout the recommendation.

sethg485

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Re: I did not take a class with one of my academic LOR writers...is that ok?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 07:55:50 PM »
Agreed. As long as he can cite your research and intellectual capacity I think you should be fine.