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Hi everyone, I’m having a hard time getting letter of references. I’d like to know if it’s possible I can use a field evaluation (undergrad internship evaluation) substituted for a letter of recommendation? Would the graduate admissions still consider this as a letter of references? Thanks.
I have been out of school for 2 years, and am currently teaching English in Japan. I'm planning on applying to graduate school (Social Psych PhD) this year. When I was in college, I was a shy girl at a big school that didn't learn how to build connections with professors. After graduation I volunteered in two labs under two PhDs for a year and figured it out (These will be my first two letter writers). Now, I work with two Japanese teachers of English relatively closely, and they both are very complementary of my work ethic. I am unsure of asking either of them however, because 1) They are not connected to academia or my field and 2) both only have a decent command of English. I don't think admissions would be very kind if they received a letter full of grammar errors and awkwardly worded sentences. I'm strongly considering having the one I choose write their letter in Japanese and have it translated (I know a guy), but I'm not sure how it would be submitted. I'm sure it would be ideal to find a professor from undergrad, but at best I would get a "she was in my class and got an A" letter. These teachers are the ones that can speak most accurately about my current work ethic, but may or may not be able to connect it to research. Should I still pursue this as an option, or should I try to reconnect with a professor from undergrad and start building a relationship and ask them?