Which is better?

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SamuraiJack
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Which is better?

Postby SamuraiJack » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:38 pm

Hello all, I need an advice about my admission. I'm an international applicant and I did well on the PGRE (980). I dont have strong recommendations though. The question is should I get recommendation from a professor in my department which hardly knows me (and will probably be weak) or should I ask a friend which is now doing post-doc in NYU, and considered to be strong?

thanks.

CarlBrannen
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Re: Which is better?

Postby CarlBrannen » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:41 pm

I'd go with the postdoc. Some of the smartest people I know are postdocs.




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