kathy1987 Posted June 14, 2015 Share Posted June 14, 2015 Hello everyone! I am a Linguistics major and graduating this year. I am now a research assistant at a linguistics lab. I am planning on applying to grad school after 1-2 years of working in the lab since I don't think I have enough research experience to compete in the applications to the top phd programs. I studied abroad for a semester last year and took a course taught by a pretty big name in the field (everyone knows who he is). All of my professors from my home university advise me that I should get a LOR from him for grad school application. The main reason why I would like to get a LOR from him now is that I am afraid he might not remember who I am if I asked him like a year later and that he is retiring soon (He is in his late 80s). I know the common practice is to have the recommender to send the LORs directly to the schools I apply to but not through the applicant. I wonder if it would be weird if I asked the professor to send me a electronic copy so that I could use it later? Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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