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How do I ask for a recommendation letter from a teacher I haven't talked to in a while?

Hey guys! I want to ask a teacher from my sophomore year for a recommendation letter, but we haven't talked much since then. How should I approach them? Thanks for any suggestions!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about recommendation letters. Approaching a teacher you haven't talked to in a while can be a bit intimidating, but don't worry. Teachers understand that students might reach out to them for recommendation letters, and most are happy to help.

I would suggest sending an email to your teacher first. In the email, remind them who you are, mention the class you took with them, and any memorable experiences or projects you had in their class. Explain that you're applying to colleges and you believe their recommendation would be valuable because of the impact they had on your academic growth.

It's also a good idea to ask if they feel comfortable writing a strong recommendation for you, as this gives them an opportunity to decline politely if they don't feel they can write a strong letter. Lastly, if they agree, make sure to provide all necessary information and deadlines. Good luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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