captiv8ed Posted November 28, 2009 Share Posted November 28, 2009 I have a weird little thing that is bothering me. At my school, all professors use their first names with students. My school is nontraditional and this is one of the things that is well known. When I write about my mentor, my immediate reaction is to use her first name (after using first and last to introduce her)since that is what I have called her for three years. But I wonder if that will look bad? I am referring to the professors at the schools I want to go to by their formal titles. To add a wrinkle, in the fit paragraph at one of my schools, I actually talk about the similarities in the two schools, and mention that at my undergrad teachers and students are all on a first name basis. So, even if I change her name to professor so-and-so in the other applications, would it look weird to call her professor so-and-so in that one but then say I am on a first name basis with her? I hope this makes sense. I am sick with a head cold and the brain is working clearly enough, but the paranoia sure is! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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