Special Olympics

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.

Student Success

Even more beneficial, the student must hold a position or assume a leadership role in as many of these clubs as possible. Demonstrates leadership to take risks and assume responsibility. Even students who are super athletes need some diversity, as sports alone is not enough. Students need to avoid the impression that they are unidimensional, and make every effort to present itself as plural. At first, students should also begin to accumulate hours of community service or volunteering.

But do not confuse extracurricular activities with volunteer work. I define extracurricular activities, and the participation of the school. Community service takes place outside school, ie exploration, working in the house of worship, work with AIDS and / or Alzheimer's patients, the elderly, palliative care, commitment disabilities, and environmental work such as cleaning up beaches or highways. By participating in volunteer work with financially, emotionally and / or intellectually challenged people, students demonstrate their compassion and empathy for others, and this will make them shine with admissions officers. Working with those who are less fortunate also gives the student a much broader idea of what life is like outside their own environment. All university applicants in their student needs an edge in the admissions process if they apply to Harvard or your local state university. Competition is fierce, and the painful truth is – nobody really cares about the education of any student, except the student and his family.

It would be unwise and unrealistic to expect any favors or kindly 'ole educators in particular to ensure the success of any student. Academic achievement is rarely an accident, and the creation of acceptable student is the sole responsibility of the student and family. This is one of a series of Items in college admissions and financial aid expert, Reecy Aresty, based on his book, go to college and pay for it! " For more information or to contact him, please visit. For nearly three decades, financial advisor and professor Reecy Aresty has helped thousands of families to protect their assets, increase their income and reduce your taxes. During the 1980s, he turned his attention to the complex world of college admissions and financial aid. At the end of the decade, he was already saving his clients thousands of dollars on a college education! Author of "getting into college and pay for it", also available in Spanish. Filled with trade secrets and privileged information, offers solutions for high school and college families guaranteed to give students the edge of the utmost importance in income, and parents countless legal ways to reduce college costs. In 2004 alone, Reecy families saved hundreds of thousands of dollars! It has become an important factor in obtaining affordable, quality educations for students in the United States. Thus, it has restored people used to have faith in the other, showing that there are still people who care, people can be trusted, and people who actually do what they promise? and see the results!