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How do I ask for a letter of recommendation from a teacher?

Hi everyone! I'm a high school junior and I know that I'll need to ask some of my teachers for letters of recommendation for my college applications. I'm a bit nervous about it and I'm not sure how to approach them. Can anyone offer some advice on how to ask for a letter of recommendation? Thanks so much!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's completely natural to feel nervous about asking for letters of recommendation. The key is to approach your teachers in a respectful and professional manner. First, think about which teachers know you well and can speak to your strengths, both academically and personally. You should ideally choose teachers who have taught you in core subjects and have had you in their class recently, preferably in your junior or senior year. When you approach them, do so either in person or via a polite email. Be sure to give them plenty of notice, ideally at least a month before the deadline. Explain that you're applying to college and would be grateful if they could write a strong letter of recommendation on your behalf. Let them know why you think they'd be a good fit to write the letter, mentioning specific examples of your work or experiences in their class. Finally, always remember to thank them for their time and effort, whether they agree to write the letter or not. Good luck!

10 months ago

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