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Ep. 36 | Letters of Recommendation (Part II)

With so many students far behind on SAT and ACT testing, letters of recommendation will be more important than ever this year. Make sure you are making the most of this opportunity.

Show Notes:

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
0:13:00 Alignment 
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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