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Recommendation Letter, appropriate?

Discussion in 'Student Research and Publishing' started by thelullaby99, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. thelullaby99

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    I'm doing an undergraduate research with a professor in my university, and he basically gave me a small project to do. This project attempts to synthesize a chemical which might be interesting to feed to a microorganism. I've been with this professor for maybe 2 months of intense meetings, work-ups, lab time, etc. In the last month we've been trying to synthesize different kind of chemical, in a group of two. This one that he gave me, I'm doing it alone, though still in early stage.

    Is it appropriate to ask for a recommendation letter from him? I expect to continue working with him in the coming semester.:luck:
     
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  3. byaaaaaaah23

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    Absolutely, as long as you continue to work with him past the 2 months you've already put in and you think he'll write you a good letter!

    How were you able to find a lab that gave you your own project so quickly? *jealous*
     
  4. thelullaby99

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    I asked, and he responded although it took some time to set up everything. I used to be skeptic when it comes to asking around, but I did ask around and this professor was the second that I wrote e-mail to. He likes having students participate, and even though I'm doing my own project I feel like I don't know a lot. But it's very nice so far, and I'm learning on the go.

    ps. my project is very insignificant probably if compared to those of graduate students.:laugh:
     

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