I've been reading a lot that letters of recommendation are really important to grad school admissions. I'm planning to apply for graduate school in school counseling, and I have one professor that I have worked with extensively who thinks very highly of me and will probably provide a very strong recommendation.
However, as a junior in psychology, I don't know that I have another professor who knows me well enough to write that great of a letter. I just transferred to this school and this major this year, and while I feel that I've made a good impression on most of my professors, I haven't really had the opportunity to get to know them all that well.
I'm wondering what I should do in this circumstance. I'm taking counseling psychology in the fall, and a lab with a professor that I've had before whose class I did really well in, and I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get to know either of them well enough to ask, but I'm pretty apprehensive about it. I don't want to go in and try to ingratiate myself with someone simply for the purpose of hoping for a letter of recommendation. I try really hard, participate in class, and do really well, but is that enough? I'd feel so phony going to office hours just to try and forge some connection. It's not that I'm not interested in getting to know my professors, but I feel guilty and strange about it knowing that no matter what I tell myself, I DO have an ulterior motive for doing so. I haven't even been able to go into office hours to ask questions or get help, because I haven't really had questions or needed help yet. :/