Quick questions on filling info about Recommenders

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In summary, when describing the relationship between a TA and a professor who is writing a recommendation for grad school, terms such as supervisor, boss, and advisor/mentor can be used interchangeably. The specific term used may not have a significant impact on the application.
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Hi everyone,

If I am the TA of a professor who is going to write me a recommendation for grad school, how should I describe it in the field "relationship to you" in the application?

All the words came to my mind are similar to a principle or a supervisor, but I am trying to figure the academic word in English to describe his relationship to me formally.

Thanks in advance,
 
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Spirit said:
Hi everyone,If I am the TA of a professor who is going to write me a recommendation for grad school, how should I describe it in the field "relationship to you" in the application?
Supervisor is fine, as is boss, though I don't think it actually matters all that much. If you also do research for him, he's your advisor/mentor.
 
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I would suggest using the word "mentor" to describe your relationship with the professor who will be writing your recommendation for grad school. This term conveys a strong academic connection and implies that the professor has played a significant role in your academic development and growth. Other possible options could include "advisor" or "supervisor," depending on the nature of your relationship with the professor. Ultimately, the most important thing is to accurately and professionally describe the relationship in a way that showcases the value and impact of the recommendation. Best of luck with your application!
 

Related to Quick questions on filling info about Recommenders

1. What information should I include when filling out the Recommenders section?

When filling out the Recommenders section, you should include the name, title, affiliation, and contact information (email and phone number) of each recommender. You should also indicate the relationship you have with each recommender, such as supervisor, professor, or colleague.

2. Can I provide more than the required number of recommenders?

Yes, you can provide more than the required number of recommenders. However, it is recommended to only include the required number or a few extra. Having too many recommenders may dilute the impact of your application.

3. Can I change my recommenders after submitting my application?

It depends on the specific application system you are using. Some systems allow you to change or add recommenders after submission, while others do not. It is best to check with the specific program or institution for their policy.

4. Should I ask for a recommendation from someone who knows me well, but may not be related to my field of study?

It is generally recommended to ask for recommendations from individuals who are familiar with your academic or professional abilities and can speak to your potential for success in your chosen field of study. While a recommendation from someone who knows you well may be helpful, it should not replace a recommendation from someone who is knowledgeable about your academic or professional capabilities.

5. Is it appropriate to include a recommendation from a personal friend or family member?

It is generally not recommended to include a recommendation from a personal friend or family member. This is because their relationship with you may not provide an unbiased and objective assessment of your abilities. It is better to choose recommenders who can provide a professional and academic evaluation of your skills and potential.

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