4th not very strong LoR - worth sending?

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coffeetable
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4th not very strong LoR - worth sending?

Postby coffeetable » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:28 pm

Hi guys

I am an undergraduate senior applying this year's cycle.
I already have 3 rec letters lined up - two from college professors and one from the supervisor I worked with through an internship. Those are gonna be pretty strong i think.

I am highlighting public-interest side of my application, potentially aiming for public-interest related scholarships. So I am thinking of getting another recommendation letter from a public interest lawyer that i met through internship program but who was not a direct supervisor of my work. He wouldn't be able to speak much about my research ability or academic ability in general, but can emphasize my passion to public interest work.

Do you think its worth sending this forth LoR, even though he was not my supervisor and even though he's not in a position to evaluate my work other than my passion and commitment to public interest work?

I need some insights! Any thought please?

Thanks!

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Re: 4th not very strong LoR - worth sending?

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:28 pm

no

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Re: 4th not very strong LoR - worth sending?

Postby im_blue » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:35 pm

no, quality over quantity

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Re: 4th not very strong LoR - worth sending?

Postby 2014 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:27 pm

Have him write it if you are comfortable, but don't send it out with your apps. You should use it later in the process if you are in scholarship negotiations or on waitlists for example, but it might be nice to have an extra letter in your arsenal, even if it ends up sitting there.

This assumes that it would be an average/decent LOR though, not a bad one.

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Re: 4th not very strong LoR - worth sending?

Postby coffeetable » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:32 pm

2014 wrote:Have him write it if you are comfortable, but don't send it out with your apps. You should use it later in the process if you are in scholarship negotiations or on waitlists for example, but it might be nice to have an extra letter in your arsenal, even if it ends up sitting there.

This assumes that it would be an average/decent LOR though, not a bad one.



Thanks for your idea! Actually it sounds pretty good to have it as my back-up.

Yes, its definitely gonna be a strong letter even though it wouldn't have much credibility on my academic ability and would only touch on my devotion, commitment and maturity i guess..

Any more thoughts?

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Re: 4th not very strong LoR - worth sending?

Postby Shaggier1 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:48 pm

4 is too many even if they were all stellar. They just don't want to read them.




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