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How do I ask teachers for letters of recommendation?

Hi there! I'm a junior and I need to start thinking about getting letters of recommendation for my college applications. I'm not exactly sure how to approach my teachers about it. What's the best way to ask them for a letter without seeming pushy or demanding?

9 months ago

Hey! It's great that you're thinking about letters of recommendation early in the process. The key to asking teachers for a letter without seeming pushy is to be respectful and give them plenty of time to write it. Here's a suggested approach:

1. Choose teachers who know you well and can speak to your strengths, preferably from your junior year or later.

2. Approach them in person, if possible, and let them know you value their opinion and would be honored if they could write a letter of recommendation for you.

3. Give them a deadline that's at least a month before the actual due date, so they have ample time to write a strong letter.

4. Provide any necessary information, such as a resume or a list of accomplishments, to help them write the letter.

5. Send a thank-you note once they agree to write the letter, and keep them updated on your college admissions journey.

Remember, most teachers are happy to help their students succeed, so don't be too nervous about asking for a recommendation. Good luck!

9 months ago

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