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So first off I'm asian. I am planning on getting 4 letters of rec, with 2 of them being asian (the research professor I work for and a upper level bio writing professor). Will schools take into account that I am asian and half of the professors I am getting letters from are asian as well?
 
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Connauton

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While we're on this topic... how do we go abouts getting LOR? I heard there was a website where we store them.... but not too sure. Would having them type, print and seal one up not work?

Cheers
 

Gaucho4Life

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While we're on this topic... how do we go abouts getting LOR? I heard there was a website where we store them.... but not too sure. Would having them type, print and seal one up not work?

Cheers
Yeah I used interfolio. Very easy and my professors/dentist I shadowed found it easy as well.

So first off I'm asian. I am planning on getting 4 letters of rec, with 2 of them being asian (the research professor I work for and a upper level bio writing professor). Will schools take into account that I am asian and half of the professors I am getting letters from are asian as well?
Lol
 
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So first off I'm asian. I am planning on getting 4 letters of rec, with 2 of them being asian (the research professor I work for and a upper level bio writing professor). Will schools take into account that I am asian and half of the professors I am getting letters from are asian as well?
Are your letter writers going to sign your letter,

"Sincerely an Asian writing a letter of rec for another Asian."

Why does it even matter that your letter writers are Asian? This post is hilarious.
 
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This is absolutely hilarious. One of the funniest posts on SDN i've seen.

NO it won't matter one bit. For rec letters they will look at 2 things: 1)Occupation of Recommender purely for Requirement the rec letter fills (i.e if you need rec letter from a bio prof, dentists, etc.) and 2)the content of the letter. Nothing else matters.
 

Illfavor

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As an American of African descent, an African American you might call it, I felt it would be advantageous to not have fellow blacks write my letters. I had considerable concerns about the commonality of our jargon, despite several reassurances about the the pervasive nature of the "rap culture". My misgivings aside, my decision to employ an entirely white pre-health committee and other letter writers was clearly the determining factor in my success.
 

nahehes49

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It's all about diversity. You need one of each color. Two Asians too much.
 

Ferneezy

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I might be an anomaly, but i am white and 3 out of my four letter writers were also white and it didn't hold me back. However, i may have just been lucky they didn't catch it.
forgive me if i don't shake hands

As an American of African descent, an African American you might call it, I felt it would be advantageous to not have fellow blacks write my letters. I had considerable concerns about the commonality of our jargon, despite several reassurances about the the pervasive nature of the "rap culture". My misgivings aside, my decision to employ an entirely white pre-health committee and other letter writers was clearly the determining factor in my success.
did you get "you're so well spoken!" at any of your interviews?

i did at one, and i was all "not sure if racist".
 
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Illfavor

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forgive me if i don't shake hands



did you get "you're so well spoken!" at any of your interviews?

i did at one, and i was all "not sure if racist".
I got a "You've done well for the son of chattel"...
 

gn4

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did you get "you're so well spoken!" at any of your interviews?

i did at one, and i was all "not sure if racist".
I got a couple of those...and I was like "umm...Thank you?!"
 

Ferneezy

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do YOU even doc holliday quotes from tombstone































Ringo?
 
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Seriously though, I understood the question, I was paranoid that the admissions committees would be worried because all of my LORs came from females. It's funny now to look back and remember all the stupid little details that I was paranoid about while applying. lol