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Counselor Recommendation Question
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On a counselor recommendation survey, one of the questions asks me is there is anything on my transcript that needs to be explained.

I did not do well in one of my math classes freshman year, but I don't know how to go about explaining it in a way that doesn't make me sound lazy/unmotivated.

I wrote that my study habits were not fully developed as I was still trying to figure out what worked best for me as well as the fact that I found the transition from middle school to high school to be difficult.

Is this an acceptable answer? What tips can you give me to improve it if it's not an acceptable answer? Thank you!

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10 months ago

I think this is a great answer! Also gives you the opportunity to show that you identified whatever was causing you to struggle and resolved it (assuming that you’re doing well in your math classes now as your transcript would show), which is an important skill for any prospective college student. It also shows that it isn’t something that will be an issue for you going into college, since that was back in freshman year and you have more experience with transitioning into a new school now than you had then. So feel free to explain it that way, best of luck!

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