<Liberal Arts?> Letter of Rec from humanity professors?

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Luciia
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<Liberal Arts?> Letter of Rec from humanity professors?

Postby Luciia » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:21 pm

Hi,

I'm a rather shy person (maybe not so much on the Internet), and I haven't bonded much with many of my professors. Would it be better to have a third recommender who knows me well but is a humanity professor or someone is a math professor but remembers little about me? Also, my first and second recommenders can probably attest to my skills/styles in class or in research.

Thanks a lot!

Tianma799
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Re: <Liberal Arts?> Letter of Rec from humanity professors?

Postby Tianma799 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:27 pm

Luciia wrote:Hi,

I'm a rather shy person (maybe not so much on the Internet), and I haven't bonded much with many of my professors. Would it be better to have a third recommender who knows me well but is a humanity professor or someone is a math professor but remembers little about me? Also, my first and second recommenders can probably attest to my skills/styles in class or in research.

Thanks a lot!


I don't think that's a good option, if it is physics professor then it should be fine. But humanity…is just too far away from math.

djysyed
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Re: <Liberal Arts?> Letter of Rec from humanity professors?

Postby djysyed » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:12 am

This is something I would ask a professor and not other undergraduates on an online forum.

Luciia
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Re: <Liberal Arts?> Letter of Rec from humanity professors?

Postby Luciia » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:43 am

djysyed wrote:This is something I would ask a professor and not other undergraduates on an online forum.

Ah I thought there would be young grad students on this forum too who might have had smiliar experiences. Everyone just seems very knowledgable :D

whatstheprobability
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Re: <Liberal Arts?> Letter of Rec from humanity professors?

Postby whatstheprobability » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:29 pm

You can always try applying to schools that require only two letters of recommendation, if you believe the two would complement your application better. Drexel for example.




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