What is the most beneficial way to ask for a letter of recommendation from professors and physical therapists? I have not necessarily "made friends" with any of my professors, but I haven't ever missed class, so I feel like they would recognize me since I sit near the front. For the therapists, I shadowed at a facility for 80+ hours, but the therapist gave the vibe that I was a burden on her to shadow her. Should I ask her for a rec, or should I ask someone else at the same facility that saw me shadow her write a letter instead? For schools, I need 2 PT letters and have only shadowed one other facility for 25 hours or so. I don't want to seem like I am bothering them, but it is an important part of the application process. Are there any strategies that previous applicants have used to approach someone about writing a letter? Thanks !