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  1. So as I am in the midst of getting my applications for graduate school (for speech pathology) figured out, I realized that I have no idea what I should have professors highlight in my letters of recommendation (in terms of when they ask you - what would you like highlighted to set you apart?) I was wondering, should you have every professor writing you letters (i.e. - 3) try to highlight something different thats on your resume/that you think it important about you, or should you have them all focus on the same thing? For example, I have experience in working with stroke patients through a volunteer program. Should I only have the professor I work with in this program write about this in my letter of rec, or should I have all three touch on it? Thank you!!!!!!! And best of luck to everyone applying. Almost done with it!
  2. I am applying to some competitive PHD programs in my field and my GPA is less than desirable for a masters student (3.65). This is in part due to the fact that my adviser "doesn't believe in A's or grade inflation" and consistently gives me B+ grades in courses, but is also writing a letter of support for my PHD applications. Can I use this to frame my GPA as maybe no so bad? Most of my other classes I have at least gotten an A- in.. I also anticipate finishing up next term with a GPA closer to 3.8 since one my thesis is complete my research credits will be submitted. A few of my programs allow me to submit an extenuating circumstances essay, not that this is extenuating but it might give me a chance to explain. Any ideas of how to frame this? Thanks!!
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