As teachers, we know that letters of reccomendation act as the gatekeepers to student opporunities; so we realize that writing letters is part of the responsibilities of our positions. I know that for a lot of you, asking for a letter of recommendation is a very difficult thing to do; if you ask, I am going to take your request seriously. Remember, that you want to choose recommenders who are familiar with the quality of your recent work. If I agree to write for you, I will make every effort to provide you with a strong letter. I do recieve a large number of requests, so the more you can help me differentiate you, the better. NOTE: Request must be made at least two weeks prior to the deadline.
If you request a letter and I agree to write for you, please follow up with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes the following:
1) the program for which I am writing and their deadline (if this is a college app, I will submit through Naviance)
2) If you are a Senior, I need your brag sheet and C.V./resume
3) All students should include a description of an obstacle they faced and how they overcame it. Colleges want to know that you have grit, so that is a focus of my letters and good stories make for strong letters.
GOOD LUCK and Bon Courage!