How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

And who will write the best letter on your behalf for your college application

Who to Ask?

You have two required letters of recommendation: One from a core subject teacher and one from your high school counselor.

When to Ask?

As far as when to ask, the soon, the better. There are only so many teachers in a high school, and lots of other students will be asking them for letters of recommendation. Of course, they are used to this, as it happens every year, however giving them notice is curious and shows that you are thinking of them as you ask this favor.

What to Provide?

It is good to give your letter of recommendation writers a bit of information that they can pull from as they write your letter. They know you, but they may not know all you do or your intentions for study. Giving them this information concisely can help them to write a letter of recommendation that better puts your ambitions and accomplishments into context with what they might already want to say.

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With years of admissions experience and professional writing, Christina of Essay with Ease is your go-to guide for all essays related to college admissions.