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What's the best way to get strong letters of recommendation?

Hi there! I know that letters of recommendation are an important part of college applications, but I'm not sure how to go about getting strong ones from my teachers. Do you have any tips on how to build good relationships with teachers and ask for recommendations in a way that will result in a great letter? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! You're absolutely right, letters of recommendation are a crucial part of your college application. To build strong relationships with your teachers, it's important to be engaged and participate actively in class. Ask questions and show your genuine interest in the subject matter. Teachers appreciate students who are eager to learn and contribute to a positive classroom environment. Additionally, try to get to know your teachers outside of class by attending office hours or extracurricular activities they may be involved in. This will allow them to get to know you on a more personal level and make it easier for them to write a strong, personalized letter. When it comes time to ask for a recommendation, give your teachers plenty of notice (at least a month) and provide them with a 'brag sheet' that highlights your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and personal strengths. This will help them craft a more detailed and compelling letter. Lastly, always remember to show your gratitude and thank them for their time and effort in writing the letter. Good luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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