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Home-and-Family While most students know that getting letters of re.mendation is part of the college application process, many students don’t quite know how to approach their teachers, counselor, and other re.menders (such as the head of a non-profit organization where you volunteer, a coach, or an employer). They know that teachers and counselors are going to be inundated by requests from other students and, therefore, they need to be asked in a way that’s going to get a positive response. While it may seem obvious, the first thing to do is make sure that you’re asking people who know you the best and are likely to write very positive things about you. If you’ve done very well in a course or developed a close relationship with a teacher, then he or she might be a good choice. If there is someone for whom you did an outstanding job in a volunteer group, that is someone to consider asking for an outside re.mendation. If your coach has said that you’re one of the hardest working kids he’s ever worked with, he or she might be another good choice. Be sure to give re.menders all of the material they need. – If you haven’t already done so, make sure you’ve put together an activities resume, which summarizes what you’ve done throughout high school. – Also give your re.menders a list of all of the colleges to which you plan to apply, including when the due dates are. – Make sure that your counselor and teachers receive the forms they need with the top portion filled out by you. – Finally, give the re.menders a stamped envelope with the names of each college written on them (if they won’t be using online forms). You want to make their job of re.mending you a very easy thing to do. Getting all of your letters of re.mendation written and to the different colleges can take some time. So it is useful to begin identifying and developing relationships with teachers you might want to write re.mendations during your sophomore and junior years. You should also do whatever you can to develop a personal relationship with your high school counselor. He or she will be writing the Secondary School Report for you. To be on top of the re.mendation process, at the end of your junior year ask the teachers from whom you want re.mendations if they would be willing to .plete Teacher Evaluation forms in the fall. Since summer is a somewhat less hectic time for many teachers, some take that time to write re.mendations. If you didn’t ask before the summer, as early as possible in your senior year ask the re.menders to write your re.mendations. Finally, after you have turned in your application, check with the colleges to make sure all of your re.mendations have been received. If no, then get back to the counselor, teachers and/or others to let them know that their re.mendations are missing and that you would appreciate their sending them in asap. And don’t forget get to thank them. Whatever you can do to make your re.mender’s job easier will be highly appreciated and is likely to be reflected in the level of enthusiasm that they display in their re.mendations. Copyright (c) 2010 Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz About the Author: colleges and universities . Article Published On: 相关的主题文章: