gellert Posted November 26, 2013 Share Posted November 26, 2013 Too late already, but I was wondering about the comm's thoughts on LORs from profs that are notoriously hardcore/harsh. I have a rather infamously blunt professor who agreed to write me a "strong positive" LOR. I'm certain that LOR discusses my weaknesses as candidly as my strengths, simply due to who the writer is. In a world bursting with hyperbolically positive LORs, I wonder if this will end up hurting me. But at the same time, anyone who reads this person's letter will know who wrote it and what this person is like. I had a good relationship with them which I'm sure will come across, but I wonder if it'll be sore thumb-y in a BAD way amidst my other two, more traditional LORs (which obv haven't read, but expect are standard this-person-is-perfect-for-ALL-OF-THE-THINGS LOR material). For background: applying in neuroscience and psych. They tend to be more about the hyperbolic letters than the honest ones, but here's hoping. I'm too proud of my work with this prof and it was too significant to the construction of my career to replace it with the letter of someone who'd give a great letter but without the significant relationship. Even so.... Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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