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Student using laptop to learn about letters of recommendation
Learn who your letter of recommendation should come from, how many letters are needed, and what qualities are most valued in the letter. …
By Lauren Patten    |
The Importance of School Counselors
Take advantage of the guidance that school counselors provide by attending events they host, being proactive and initiating a conversation with them, and having them write a letter of recommendation that puts personality and dimension behind the student's grades. …
By Jennifer Legg Gabel    |
A Student choosing who will write their letters of recommendation
When you choose individuals to write your letters of recommendation, pick teachers and mentors who taught you in one of the five core subjects, who know you well, who helped you along the way, or who made your high school career easier.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
By Meredith Clement    |
Student using laptop to get tips on letters of recommendation
Learn the tips on getting organized, who to ask, and how to ask for letters of recommendation. …
By Cathleen Savery    |
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