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  1. Is anyone willing to share their worst academic moment(s) during their undergraduate years? For example, did you get a mediocre grade in class pertinent to your research interests, have a research paper or project turn out poorly, etc.? For me it was royally f*cking up a research paper in a graduate level course (that I was taking as an undergrad) in the very subject I wanted to study. My circumstances were mainly due to the combination of experiencing housing insecurity during that semester (moving every few days, hoping to eventually find permanent housing) and clinical anxiety. I did not have disability accommodations for my anxiety (it's never affected me so much academically), but my professor was aware of my housing situation. Nonetheless, I was not granted the opportunity for a grade of I. While I ended up receiving an A- on the paper, she alluded to the fact that it was a generous grade and later ended up ignoring my request for a letter of recommendation. The paper did turn out pretty badly, and I would not have expected her to portray it as stellar, but do my circumstances during the semester (and my anxiety disorder, which I later told her about) not deserve any consideration when evaluating my potential for graduate school? What makes this so distressful is that I greatly admired this professor and wanted her to be my advisor; now I know she doesn't believe I"m capable of graduate school. Is there just no margin for error when pursuing an academic career path? I'd like to think that most scholars (including her) have experienced at least one (or more) significant setback(s) at some point during their academic careers. While I asked for worst undergrad. setbacks, feel free to share stories from grad. school as well...
  2. One of the profs writing my letter of rec recently asked me if he would simply receive a link from the school to which I apply in order to submit his letter. I'm not sure. Does anyone know how professors go about submitting the letter? Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi all, I've been scoping out profs that I want to write an LOR for me. However, I'm wanting to apply to a few programs at least 3 maybe 4. I'm wondering if that is too many LORs to ask from one person or shall I say, three separate people. I'm guessing they'll just change who it is addressed too, however, I don't want to be a burden. Thoughts?
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