Should I use the names of people?

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Milo42
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Should I use the names of people?

Postby Milo42 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:25 pm

There are places where I talk about my professors, should I state their names?

For example,

I asked one of my professors and he was initially reluctant. He told me that in the past such projects hadn’t exactly panned out well. However after meeting with him again and submitting a project outline, he finally agreed.

vs.

I asked one of my professors, [NAME], and he was initially reluctant. He told me that in the past such projects hadn’t exactly panned out well. However after meeting with him again and submitting a project outline, he finally agreed.


And Also:

After finishing introductory courses and moving onto the upper division classes, I applied to become a research assistant.

vs.

After finishing introductory courses and moving onto the upper division classes, I applied to become a research assistant for [NAME].


Thanks in advance!

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Dany
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Re: Should I use the names of people?

Postby Dany » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:26 pm

No. Too clunky and no one will care what their names are.

Milo42
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Re: Should I use the names of people?

Postby Milo42 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:10 pm

Thanks!

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Kring345
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Re: Should I use the names of people?

Postby Kring345 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:12 pm

I did, but that was mainly because he was a 4-star general I was dealing/working/talking/etc with. I dont think a professor warrants a name drop, unless it's someone uber famous or relevant to law.

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cutecarmel
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Re: Should I use the names of people?

Postby cutecarmel » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:54 pm

no names




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