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I have seen people writing like: .... worked with prof. X (see RL) ...

I'm wondering if this is a good style?

Also if I say I worked with prof. X who is the general chair of Conference XX, does that look like bragging?

Thanks~

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I have seen people writing like: .... worked with prof. X (see RL) ...

I'm wondering if this is a good style?

Also if I say I worked with prof. X who is the general chair of Conference XX, does that look like bragging?

Thanks~

I worked with prof. X (see RL) is fine, as is the version without the reference to the letter.

I worked with prof. X who is the general chair of Conference XX is irrelevant -- your SOP should be about you and your achievements, not about prof. X's credentials.

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I have seen people writing like: .... worked with prof. X (see RL) ...

I'm wondering if this is a good style?

Also if I say I worked with prof. X who is the general chair of Conference XX, does that look like bragging?

Thanks~

I wouldn't tell anyone to see a recommendation letter since they are going to read the letters anyway. I would only mention that you worked with "Dr. X" if it's important for explaining your research interests or independent research experience. Otherwise, it's taking up space you could be using to be persuasive. Also, if Dr. X is writing you a recommendation letter, presumably he or she will say in it that you two worked together and explain the extent of that work.

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