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How do I decide which teacher to ask for a letter of recommendation?

Hi guys! I'm a high school junior and I need to start asking for letters of recommendation for college applications. I'm not sure which teachers to ask, as I have a few that I have good relationships with. How did you guys decide which teachers to ask for recommendations? Any advice would be really helpful. Thank you!

11 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about letters of recommendation. When my child was in the same situation, we considered a few factors before deciding which teachers to ask. First, think about the teachers who know you best and can speak to your strengths, both academically and personally. It's important that they can provide a detailed and personal account of your growth and achievements. Second, consider choosing teachers from different subject areas to show your versatility, especially if you haven't decided on a major yet. Lastly, don't forget to take into account how busy the teacher might be - some teachers may be swamped with other recommendation requests, so it's a good idea to have a backup plan. Overall, trust your instincts and choose teachers who you believe will represent you well. Best of luck with your college applications!

11 months ago

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