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Tara Kuther, Ph.D.

Is it OK to Ask a TA for a Recommendation Letter?

By December 5, 2013

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Let's face it, recommendations are often hard to come by. Most graduate programs require three letters. Frequently applicants puzzle over the third, final letter. Who to ask? Students who take large lecture classes often feel that teaching assistants know them best. Is it a good idea to ask a TA for a letter? Probably not. Here's why.


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