How much weight do letters of recommendation carry in the nomination process? The reason I'm asking is because for all my nomination sources, they require 3 loc's. One of the sources requires a letter from a teacher, coach, and counselor. As of right now, I have a teacher loc that is really good, a counselor loc (that I didn't get to read but I'm guessing is pretty typical), and a third one from my cross country coach. The problem is that, I appreciate the time that my coach spent on my letter, but I don't think that he really spent much time. Compared to my teacher's letter it's pretty short (like probably 200 words), and just doesn't seem all too in depth. So my question is should I, at least for the other two nominating sources, ask someone else to write my third loc? Or will having one good loc kind of balance out the one from my coach? I'm also just worried too about taking the time to ask another person to write a letter because the deadline for one of my sources is coming up very soon.