Academic Common App Supplement?

<p>Hey Guys,</p>

<p>I didnt really know where to post this... but basically i've been doing research at a local college and I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to submit an abstract of my research. Well.. I guess it isn't "my" research, its kind of like an unpaid internship and I've been helping the undergrad students with their research but I'm getting to do more and more. </p>

<p>So would it be a good idea to submit an abstract of it?</p>

<p>thanks</p>

<p>Research abstracts are good but you need to talk to your PI and whatever undergrads you work with about writing an abstract and submitting it.</p>

<p>Abstracts imply that this is your own research and based off your description, it sounds like you are assisting with research right now and not really doing your own project.</p>

<p>My $0.02</p>

<p>okay, thanks! would it be better to just ask my PI for a letter of rec instead?</p>

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Abstracts imply that this is your own research and based off your description, it sounds like you are assisting with research right now and not really doing your own project.

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<p>Agreed.</p>

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would it be better to just ask my PI for a letter of rec instead?

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<p>How well does s/he know you? If the LoR would be personal and reveal a side of you the rest of your application wouldn't, go for it. Otherwise, let the internship speak for itself on your list of activities.</p>

<p>^ I think she knows me pretty well/I'm starting to get to know her better. Thing is that I spend more time working with the other students in her lab but we still know each other fairly well.</p>