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How do I get a strong letter of recommendation from my teachers?

Hey guys, I'm a junior, and I'm trying to figure out the whole college application process. I know that letters of recommendation from teachers are important, but how do I ensure that I get a strong one? I'm not particularly close with any of my teachers. Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated!

9 months ago

Hey there! I understand that navigating the college application process can be overwhelming. My child went through the same thing, and we learned a lot together. When it comes to letters of recommendation, it's important to build a good relationship with your teachers throughout the year. Good recommendations often come from teachers who know you well and can vouch for your skills and character. Here are some suggestions to help you build those relationships:

1. Be engaged in class: Participate in discussions, ask questions, and show genuine interest in the subject matter.

2. Attend office hours or extra help sessions: This shows initiative and dedication to your academic success.

3. Be respectful and courteous: Treat your teachers and classmates with respect, and always be on time and prepared for class.

4. Get involved in extracurricular activities: Teachers often appreciate students who contribute to the school community outside of the classroom.

5. Ask for their advice or assistance: Showing that you value their expertise can help establish a rapport.

Lastly, don't be afraid to ask your teacher if they feel comfortable writing a strong recommendation for you. If they hesitate, it may be a sign that you should ask someone else. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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