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How do I ask for recommendation letters without sounding pushy?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I know that I'll need to ask for recommendation letters from my teachers soon. I'm a little nervous about it and I don't want to come across as pushy or demanding. Do you guys have any tips on how to approach my teachers and ask for their help in a polite and respectful way? Thank you so much!

9 months ago

Hey there! Asking for recommendation letters can be nerve-wracking, but don't worry too much. Teachers are generally used to writing recommendation letters, so it's likely not an unusual request for them. Here are a few tips to help you approach them politely and respectfully:

1. Give them plenty of notice. Don't wait until the last minute to ask, as they may have other commitments. It's best to ask at least a month or two in advance.

2. Be polite and respectful in your request. You can start by mentioning how much you enjoyed their class and how you feel that they can provide valuable insight into your character and academic abilities.

3. Offer to provide any necessary information they might need to write the letter, such as your resume or a list of your accomplishments.

4. Remember to thank them for their time and effort, whether they agree to write the letter or not.

Good luck with your college application process, and I'm sure your teachers will be happy to support you!

9 months ago

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