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What's the best way to ask for a recommendation letter?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I'll need to ask my teachers for recommendation letters soon. What's the best way to approach them and make sure they write a strong letter?

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're already thinking about recommendation letters. From my experience with my own child, I can share a few tips that might help you in approaching your teachers. Firstly, give them ample time to write a thoughtful letter. Ask them at least a month or two before the deadline. This will also show that you respect and value their time. Secondly, choose teachers who know you well and can speak to your strengths, both academically and personally. It's better to have a strong letter from a teacher who knows you well than a generic one from a teacher who doesn't know you as much. When you approach your teachers, be polite and express your gratitude for their consideration. You can also provide them with a 'brag sheet' or a list of your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and any specific projects or assignments that you feel proud of in their class. This will help them write a more personalized letter for you. Lastly, follow up with them a week or two before the deadline to remind them politely and offer any additional information they might need. Good luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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