Testing, transcripts, and even essays, can tell colleges a good deal about how you perform in academic settings and how you define yourself. What they lack, however, is the ability to combine this objectivity and personality testimony. This is where letters of recommendation come in.
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Most colleges require students to submit letters of recommendation from teachers or professors to demonstrate academic potential outside of reported grades. On this recommendation, the teacher has the opportunity to write a letter for the student and submit a few boxes with relative aptitude of the student. In this analysis, we will look at the teacher recommendation, strategies to asking for two or more letters, and shaping letters of recommendation.
You got good grades. Took your standardized tests. Written and rewritten, deleted and rewritten essays. You've listed extracurriculars and community service. You've done everything to make yourself an attractive college applicant. But there's one more piece--letters of recommendation.
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Great letters of recommendation probably won’t get you into a school if your grades and test scores aren’t up to snuff, but they can absolutely help you stand out among the rest of the pool of qualified potential students. While of course you can’t control what the letters say, there are some simple things you can do to help make sure they’re as good as possible.
Letters of recommendation can serve as a powerful asset to the college applicant. A well-written letter from the right person may tip the scales in your favor towards admittance, so spend a bit of time considering who will write yours.
The time has finally come - college application season. You’ve taken the standardized tests, formulated your college list, and started scanning the essay prompts. Next up on the list is asking for letters of recommendations from your teachers. Here we’ll answer the whats, whos, whens, and other details about teacher recommendations.
Recommendation letters are an important part of a student’s college application. It is a misconception that the student has no control over these documents. In fact, one of the most critical steps is the student's selection of his/her recommenders.