Letters of Recommendation
So, I have another question.
As an undergrad I took a lot of Psychology and Sociology courses as electives (I'm looking at programs in Social Work). Unfortunately, I didn't feel that I had a very close relationship with any professors in either of those areas, although I was always very active during class and was often the first to comment / answer questions. Professors always seemed impressed by my papers.
I had a better relationship with the professors in my area of study, but I'm not sure what to ask them to include in a letter of recommendation if it is unrelated to the field of social work. I suppose they could discuss how my character could translate to a successful career in social work. I guess what I am asking is: Would it be better to get lors from professors who I was not as close with, but from similar fields I.E. sociology and Psychology or professors from my major who I had a closer working relationship with? Or should I do a combination of the two (all of the schools I am applying to require three). I just don't want to call a professor I had one or two cources with from outside of my major and have them not remember me since I graduated in 2010.
Also, I'm assuming I should call them to initially ask for the lor. since e-mailing them seems impersonal. What if they ask me what they should include in the Lor. Honestly, I don't know besides them describing how I was as a student...
Sorry everyone. It's been a long time (or at least it seems like it has been) a long time since I asked for a letter of recommendation. Any advice / comments are grately appreciated!