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What's the best way to ask for a letter of recommendation from a teacher?

I need to ask one of my teachers for a letter of recommendation, but I'm not sure how to approach it. Should I ask in person or via email? And what should I say? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hi there! Asking for a letter of recommendation can be a bit nerve-wracking, but it's a crucial part of the college application process. In my experience, it's best to ask in person if possible. This shows sincerity and respect for your teacher's time. However, if in-person communication is not an option, reaching out via email is perfectly fine.

When asking, be polite and express your appreciation for their time and effort. You can start by mentioning how much you enjoyed their class or specific lessons that inspired you. Then, explain why you think they would be the best person to write the recommendation. Make sure to give them plenty of time to write the letter (at least 3-4 weeks before the deadline). You could also provide a brief outline of your accomplishments and goals to help them write a more personalized letter.

Good luck! I'm sure your teacher will be honored to help you with your college application journey.

9 months ago

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