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How should I ask for a letter of recommendation?

Hey guys! I'm starting to think about letters of recommendation for my college applications. I'm not exactly sure how to go about asking my teachers for one. Any advice on how to approach them and ask politely would be awesome! Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about letters of recommendation. Here's how you might want to approach your teachers: First, think about which teachers know you well and can speak to your strengths, both academically and personally. Then, ask them in person if possible. Make sure to give them plenty of notice, ideally at least a month before the deadline. When you ask, be polite and express your gratitude for their time and effort. You could say something like, 'I've really enjoyed your class and feel like I've grown a lot as a student. Would you be willing to write a letter of recommendation for me?' It's also a good idea to provide them with some information about yourself, such as your resume, a list of your extracurricular activities, and a brief statement about why you're interested in the schools you're applying to. Good luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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