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Don't send a bajillion letters of recommendation... I'd say more than 5-6 letters is really pushing it. Remember, we'll read everything that you send us. Don't abuse this. If I read a letter from your milkman saying that you like strawberry yogurt, I'm gonna be ****ed.
Supplemental evaluations are also welcome — we simply ask that they provide different or additional context beyond the two we’ve already requested. Some examples of supplemental recommendations include coaches, employers, research advisors, and music teachers. Supplemental letters from a third academic teacher rarely provide additional helpful information.
It's subtle, which seems to be difficult for you to grasp.
my question still remains unanswered i.e. more weight is given to the person recommending or the contents of the letter ?
Say my employer (Mr.Chairman) recommends me with a decent rec while my English teacher write a fantastic rec for me, which is valued more ?
This is not an answerable question.