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How do I go about asking for letters of recommendation?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about who I should ask for letters of recommendation for my college applications. What's the best way to approach teachers or other adults and ask for a letter? Also, how far in advance should I ask? Thanks for any tips!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already thinking about letters of recommendation. In my experience, the best way to approach teachers or other adults for a letter is to set up a meeting with them, either in person or through email, and then discuss your college plans and why you think they would be a great person to write a recommendation for you. Be sure to mention specific experiences or projects you've worked on together that highlight your strengths and the qualities you want the colleges to know about. As for the timeline, it's generally a good idea to ask at least a month or two in advance, but the earlier the better. This gives the recommender enough time to write a thoughtful and strong letter without feeling rushed. Also, don't forget to provide them with any necessary forms or information, like deadlines and submission instructions. Lastly, always remember to thank them for their time and effort, and keep them updated on your college application journey. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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