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How do I decide which teachers to ask for recommendation letters?

Hello! I know I need to ask for recommendation letters for my college applications, but I'm not sure how to decide which teachers to ask. Can you provide some guidance on what I should consider when selecting teachers to write these letters? Thanks so much!

10 months ago

Hey there! Choosing the right teachers for your recommendation letters is definitely important. From my experience with my child's college application process, here are a few factors you might want to consider when selecting teachers:

1. Choose a teacher who knows you well and can speak to your strengths, not just someone who gave you a good grade. This will make the letter more personal and meaningful.

2. Ideally, pick teachers from subjects related to your intended major or field of interest. This will help colleges see your aptitude and passion for that particular area.

3. Consider teachers who have taught you in your junior or senior year. They can provide a more recent perspective on your academic performance and personal growth.

4. Don't forget about extracurricular activities! If you have a coach or club advisor who can attest to your dedication, teamwork, or leadership skills, their recommendation can add a unique perspective to your application.

I hope this helps! Good luck with your college applications and choosing the right teachers for your recommendation letters!

10 months ago

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