I can not overstate the importance of developing strong relationships with high school teachers and counselors as soon as possible. A very well written, absolutely everything letter can make all the difference to be accepted or rejected to any college. Students in the top of one or more classes first to ask teachers to write a letter of recommendation (LOR). However, if a teacher refuses, is the least bit hesitant or not enthusiastic about the possibility of writing a letter, another teacher, who is likely that the brightness of the students, should be addressed instead. Less than LOR specimen is practically useless! Choose wisely.
Often LOR review for content and grammar, and I am constantly amazed at how careless and laxity of some teachers, counselors and other well-intentioned people can be with a letter of such importance! Choose teachers who have expressed a genuine interest in the student’s future. Most schools require LOR of directors, and some ask for one or more of English student, Scientific and / or math teachers. Additional LOR, letters, other than those requested under the school, are also recommended. I suggest no more than two extras, unless a third is absolutely extraordinary. Unless the student is an athlete, any teacher is preferable to a car unless the coach really teaches a core or standard subject such as English, Chemistry, History, Mathematics, or language. In some cases, the author actually asks the students to an outline of what you should write! Each letter must be from someone who knows the student, such as:? A university professor (excellent)? A high ranking military officer (also excellent)? A member of the clergy? President or officer of a large business? A member of a volunteer organization where the student works? The father of a disabled student volunteer, ie Special Olympics? A parent whose child is raised by the student’s LOR can also be a relative with a different name if the above criteria, but may not indicate that a family is to avoid appearing biased.