Definitely select a set of teachers or counselors who know not only know you well, but who you have a good relationship with. (*Keep in mind that this does not always mean the course that you have the best grade in! You may have an A in a class, but a minimal relationship with the teacher. Instead, you may have a B+ in a class but a tremendous repour with your teacher who sees your work ethic, personality, and growth).
To guide you in requesting letters of recommendation from your teachers and the school, we've created this template for your use. Review and make any changes you'd like to make it more personal for you. You'll see where we've indicated to add in the name of the teacher, his/her course, as well as the acknowledgement of what you got out of the course.
Subject: Letter of Recommendation Request
Dear LAST NAME,
I hope this message finds you well!
I have really enjoyed and benefited from the CLASS NAME that I took with you GIVE DATE/TIMELINE. The course and your teachings pushed my *creativity/development/interest in said subject*.
Looking ahead to my future, I plan to apply to COLLEGE (state one or two of the schools you're considering, or the area you hope to be in). I have started the process and am doing my research as well as reviewing the application requirements.
Of course, part of the application requirements for these schools is to have a letter of recommendation from a teacher -- I was hoping that you might know me well enough and have a high enough regard for my abilities to write a recommendation for me!
Please let me know if you are comfortable endorsing me to these colleges and universities. I would be so thankful if you would! If you have any questions or would want further information from me which will help you to write your recommendation, please do not hesitate to ask!
Thank you so very much for all you have done for me and for taking the time to review this request.
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