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What is the best way to ask for a letter of recommendation?

Hi everyone! I'm starting to think about who I should ask for letters of recommendation. How should I approach my teachers or counselors? What's the best way to ensure they write a strong letter? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hello! I remember going through this process with my own child not too long ago. The best approach is to ask your teachers or counselors in person if possible, or via email if necessary. Make sure to ask them well in advance, giving them enough time to write a thoughtful letter. When you ask, it's important to be polite and express your gratitude for their time and effort. You might also consider sharing specific examples of your experiences in their class or under their guidance, so they have a better understanding of your strengths and can write a more personalized letter. Additionally, providing them with a list of your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and any other relevant information can help them craft a strong recommendation. Lastly, don't forget to send a thank you note after they've submitted the letter, showing your appreciation for their support. Good luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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