With so many students far behind on SAT/ACT testing, letters of recommendation will be more important than ever this year. Make sure you are making the most of this opportunity. In this episode, I tell you exactly what to provide the teachers who have agreed to write your letters of recommendation.
Here is what I discuss in this episode:
0:01:50 Step #1: Identify teachers who would write great letters
0:03:00 Step #2: Ask for the recommendations
0:03:35 Step #3: Provide teachers with information
0:05:20 Inside the mind of the teacher
0:08:00 Basic info + specifics
0:08:36 Overall academic context
0:09:21 Short term goals, aspirations
0:11:00 Types of colleges you're applying to
0:12:35 What you might major in
0:13:56 What sparked your curiosity?
0:15:00 Experiences outside the classroom
0:16:20 How to differentiate yourself
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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank, etc.
Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.