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How do I ask a teacher for a recommendation letter?

Hey guys! I'm a junior, and I know I'll need recommendation letters for my college applications. I'm not sure how to go about asking a teacher for one. What's the best way to ask, and how can I make sure they write a strong letter for me? Thanks for your advice!

9 months ago

Hello! When my child went through the college application process, they too needed recommendation letters from their teachers. The best approach is to ask the teacher in person, if possible. Choose a teacher who knows you well and can speak to your strengths, both academically and personally. Give them plenty of notice – at least a month before the letter is due. When asking, be polite and respectful, and express your appreciation for their assistance. To help them write a strong letter, you can provide them with a 'brag sheet' that includes your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and any other relevant information that can showcase your abilities. Additionally, you can offer to meet with them to discuss your goals and aspirations, so they have a better understanding of your character. Lastly, make sure to follow up with a thank-you note after they submit the letter. Best of luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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