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How can I get a good letter of recommendation?

Hello! I'm a junior in high school and I'll need to start asking for letters of recommendation soon. I'm not sure how to go about choosing the right teachers or how to ask them. Does anyone have any tips on how to get a strong letter of recommendation? Thank you!

11 months ago

Hey there! I understand that the process of asking for letters of recommendation can be a bit daunting, but don't worry - I've been through it with my own child not too long ago, and I'm happy to share some tips to help you out. First, think about which teachers know you well, not just in terms of your academic performance, but also your personal qualities and interests. Ideally, they should have taught you in a core subject, like English, Math, Science, or Social Studies, as these subjects tend to be more relevant to college admissions. It's also a good idea to choose teachers who have taught you recently, preferably during your junior year, as they'll have a fresher perspective on your abilities and growth. When you approach a teacher to ask for a recommendation, be polite and respectful. Explain why you've chosen them, and make sure to give them plenty of time to write the letter - at least a month before the deadline is a good rule of thumb. Provide them with a resume or list of your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and any other relevant information that will help them write a more detailed and personalized letter. Finally, don't forget to thank them for their time and effort, and make sure to keep them updated on your college application process. Good luck!

11 months ago

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