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Letter of Rec. pickle...

Letter of Rec. pickle...
« on: June 19, 2009, 09:54:17 AM »
Hi All-
My degree is in English Literature, so two of my letters of rec. will be from Profs in that department. I need one more, and was thinking of my biology TA. Science is NOT my strong subject, but I worked really hard for a 3.0 in the class. She knows me well and liked me, so I was wondering if she would be a good choice for my third. I thought maybe her reflection on my hard work would add an element outside of the liberal arts.

Btw, the rest of my science grades are mediocre (at best).

Suggestions?

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Re: Letter of Rec. pickle...
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 10:32:51 AM »
Hi All-
My degree is in English Literature, so two of my letters of rec. will be from Profs in that department. I need one more, and was thinking of my biology TA. Science is NOT my strong subject, but I worked really hard for a 3.0 in the class. She knows me well and liked me, so I was wondering if she would be a good choice for my third. I thought maybe her reflection on my hard work would add an element outside of the liberal arts.

Btw, the rest of my science grades are mediocre (at best).

Suggestions?

I think if she can write a strong letter, focusing on your hard work, that would be fine. maybe tell her you want the hard work aspect to be the focus.

Re: Letter of Rec. pickle...
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 01:50:44 AM »
Yes, it's always good to direct the focus of your letters.

Maybe the third or fourth letter can be a non-academic letter highlighting some extracurricular element of your resume