In the recommendation forms you turn in online, please look for and check the box that says I waive my right to read this letter,
The reason for this is that the people reading your application will take letters to be more objective if you check this box, so it will help your application. If you want to see a letter written on your behalf, sometimes just asking the recommenders will work, and at other times, you just will not see them. However, if you do waive your right, the letters are taken to be a bit more objective and thus are more believeable and effective.
If this is an issue for you, please do let me know and we can talk about it.