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TA & lecturer (not prof?)
« on: July 15, 2006, 12:51:31 PM »
i'm thinking of asking a TA and a "lecturer" (at my UG, an instructor who is not on tenure track and not necessarily a phd-- i've actually had 3 seminars with lecturers, but it's not that common) to write my academic recs. is it better to ask at least one full-fledged prof, even if the rec isn't as stellar?



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Re: TA & lecturer (not prof?)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2006, 01:48:50 PM »
It depends, at my school (40,000+) ... it is seldom that students get to know the professor and vice versa with the class sizes.

Ive actually heard that from big public schools, law school adcomms actually prefer LOR's from PhD candidates/TAs because theyve had a better chance to evaluate your work


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Re: TA & lecturer (not prof?)
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 03:05:49 PM »
I had a PhD candidate write one of mine - I'd taken 2 courses with her, one being an individual directed study. One of my other LORs was written by a non-tenured post-doc. He left the school right after the class I took his class to accept a position at a teeny tiny teaching college. I don't think either of those reflected badly on me. (That being said, my school is also 40,000+)