Hi all, I'm a high school junior and I'll be asking for letters of recommendation soon. What should I do to ensure that I receive strong letters from my teachers? Are there any specific things I should ask them to mention? Thanks for your help!
Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about letters of recommendation. From my experience with my own child, it's important to choose teachers who know you well and can speak to your strengths, both academically and personally. You can start by discussing your plans for college and your goals with them, so they have a better understanding of what to emphasize in their letters. Additionally, provide them with a 'brag sheet' that includes your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and any specific experiences you've had in their classes that showcase your skills. Being polite and respectful when you ask for the letter, giving them plenty of time to write it (at least a month), and following up with a thank you note can also go a long way. Good luck with your application process!
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