alexis Posted October 27, 2009 Share Posted October 27, 2009 (edited) Two of my professors are giving me copies of my letters of recommendation. I didn't ask, and waived my right to view it, but they're giving me a copy anyway, which I actually really appreciate. I got my first copy today. Super props to my advisor for being so on top of my letters. But I think it's maybe a bad thing to have access to this letter! He did write great things about me and rated me in the highest categories for pretty much everything. I should be so thankful, and I am! But I find myself questioning it--did he paint too rosy of a picture of me, i.e. like I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread, and the adcoms won't take it seriously? Also, he wrote one standard letter...and referred to me pursuing a future in psychology teaching/research...though only half of my programs are psychology, the rest are business. I didn't want to correct him, I mean my topic *is* interdisciplinary, but the perfectionist in me starting freaking out. I didn't say anything and just genuinely thanked him. The letters were sealed up and ready for mailing at this point anyway. Is this the right approach? I'm hesitant to say anything about the letter unless I feel it was a major deal, like if he used the wrong name in referring to me or something. Gosh, just like me to take a great letter and to turn it into something negative! Has anyone else read their own letters and wondered the same thing? Edited October 27, 2009 by alexis Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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