LOR from Forensics Coach

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LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby arewhyaen » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:52 pm

I plan on having my Speech and Debate coach be one of my LORs. However, I've been reading around that it is highly recommended to have 2 academic LORs. My debate coach has seen me grow and deliver some great results. He could comment on my determination and work ethic. Debate functioned as a class, but I don't think his LOR would comment specifically on my academic ability per se. Am I correct in thinking this? Should I pursue a third LOR from an academic source that would be good but not as enthusiastic as my coach would be? And in the case of schools asking for just 2 LORs, which ones would I submit?

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby Dany » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:54 pm

1. That's academic if it was a class.
2. It's fine.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby scruffs mcguff » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:12 pm

Are you starting straight from undergrad? Or some # of years out?

I think if straight from UG you need 2 LORs from prof-types. If not then you're probably fine.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby Knock » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:37 pm

eskimo wrote:1. That's academic if it was a class.
2. It's fine.


I agree. I'd take the LOR from your coach, it's much better to have a LOR that you're sure will be enthusiastic and strong rather than one you're iffy about.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby arewhyaen » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:45 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:Are you starting straight from undergrad? Or some # of years out?

I think if straight from UG you need 2 LORs from prof-types. If not then you're probably fine.


Thank You for Eskimo and KnockGLock.

And for Scruffs, I'll be starting straight from undergrad, and I'll take what you said into consideration.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby scruffs mcguff » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:47 pm

I just assumed that was a general rule of thumb... straight from UG - should have 2 lors from profs/academia

I think if this person holds a position in academia it could count as one, right? The recommender doesnt have to say

"Ryan was in my Debate 101 class" right?

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby arewhyaen » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:53 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:I just assumed that was a general rule of thumb... straight from UG - should have 2 lors from profs/academia

I think if this person holds a position in academia it could count as one, right? The recommender doesnt have to say

"Ryan was in my Debate 101 class" right?


I wouldnt be sure. Debate functioned as a class, but it was credit/no credit, and credit depended on just participating in competitions. However after the 2nd semester, I just stopped adding the class and just decided to show up so that I wouldn't have a bunch of "CRs" on my transcript. So you could see why I might be confused as to whether my coach(who serves as a Lecturer at the Univ also) would serve as a Academic or Work-related LOR.

By the way, how'd you know my name? hahah deciphered the sn?

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby Dany » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:59 pm

Jesus christ it's academic. The coach is a lecturer at your university, it's offered as a class, YOU TOOK IT AS A CLASS! I don't mean to be harsh, but we're telling you the right thing, and you're trying to nitpick. I promise you it's fine.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby scruffs mcguff » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:59 pm

arewhyaen wrote: By the way, how'd you know my name? hahah deciphered the sn?


Because I am your Debate coach.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby Dany » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:02 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:
arewhyaen wrote: By the way, how'd you know my name? hahah deciphered the sn?


Because I am your Debate coach.

LOLOL!

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby scruffs mcguff » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:04 pm

boom inception

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby arewhyaen » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:08 pm

:shock:

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby St.Remy » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:16 pm

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby ArchRoark » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:25 pm

arewhyaen wrote:
I wouldnt be sure. Debate functioned as a class, but it was credit/no credit, and credit depended on just participating in competitions. However after the 2nd semester, I just stopped adding the class and just decided to show up so that I wouldn't have a bunch of "CRs" on my transcript. So you could see why I might be confused as to whether my coach(who serves as a Lecturer at the Univ also) would serve as a Academic or Work-related LOR.


Well it certainly isnt work related. I can't see how it wouldn't be considered Academic. Your coach obviously can speak to your oratory abilities and how you performed in a group learning environment... not to mention competitions. I think it would be a great LOR.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby Knock » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:37 pm

eskimo wrote:Jesus christ it's academic. The coach is a lecturer at your university, it's offered as a class, YOU TOOK IT AS A CLASS! I don't mean to be harsh, but we're telling you the right thing, and you're trying to nitpick. I promise you it's fine.


Welcome to TLS.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby Dany » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:24 pm

Knockglock wrote:
eskimo wrote:Jesus christ it's academic. The coach is a lecturer at your university, it's offered as a class, YOU TOOK IT AS A CLASS! I don't mean to be harsh, but we're telling you the right thing, and you're trying to nitpick. I promise you it's fine.


Welcome to TLS.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby arewhyaen » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:54 pm

You guys swear like I'm crying over here. Two users said it'd be fine, one said he wouldn't be sure. I elaborated my situation and BAM it was taken care of. But thanks for the affirmation guys. I really do appreciate it, as sarcastic as that may sound.

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Re: LOR from Forensics Coach

Postby Dany » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:59 pm

arewhyaen wrote:You guys swear like I'm crying over here. Two users said it'd be fine, one said he wouldn't be sure. I elaborated my situation and BAM it was taken care of. But thanks for the affirmation guys. I really do appreciate it, as sarcastic as that may sound.

I just like posting that picture whenever "Welcome to TLS" comes up. FWIW, Knock was talking to me, haha. On a nicer, eskimo-needs-to-be-less-stressed-out note, that sounds like a great rec, and it's certainly within the realm of academia. Good luck!




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