LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

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CaliforniaGurl
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LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

Postby CaliforniaGurl » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:08 pm

Hi all, first time poster here.
Is it inadvisable to have my LOR written by my prof from my minor in film studies? I see a lot of posts saying that the LOR should come only from your major, but my major was history and this prof taught a history of film class in the film dept. I've been working in entertainment and plan to pursue ent law. I can get a great LOR, but I'm afraid this might be looked down upon by the adcomms. Thoughts?

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bk1
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Re: LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:10 pm

They won't care where your LOR came from. All they care about is the quality, assuming it is an academic LOR.

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Re: LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

Postby oshberg28 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:11 pm

Personally, I think the whole "the LOR should come from your major" thing is overblown. IMO, Adcomms want to see a good LOR, regardless of which professor it is from, who can talk about the quality of a student's work, work ethic, and their character. Who cares if the professor isn't from your major?

However, if anyone has any actual evidence contrary to my opinion, I'm all ears. I could very well be wrong. From a logical standpoint, it just doesn't make much sense to me.

CaliforniaGurl
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Re: LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

Postby CaliforniaGurl » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:28 pm

thank you!

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SullaFelix
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Re: LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

Postby SullaFelix » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:30 pm

if it exists, it's acceptable. Just get good letters and don't care what the professor's concentration is.

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Re: LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

Postby hijodehombre » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:34 pm

Most applications ask for LORs from people who know your academic work well. Personally, I have asked for LORs from professors and TAs with whom I've taken several classes, even if I don't know them as well as others who I took for only one or two. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:58 pm

They don't really care that much, if at all, as long as it's good. 5 bucks says they won't even notice if it's from your major or minor.

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Re: LOR from a minor related to your major OK?

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:59 pm

They don't care.




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