Soliciting Effective Teacher Recommendations

Your child can increase her chances of getting strong letters of recommendation if she selects her recommenders well and if she makes their task as easy as possible.  Accomplishing these two objectives means considering multiple variables, which the "Soliciting Effective Teacher Recommendations" worksheet outlines for you.  You can complete a separate worksheet for each teacher … Continue reading Soliciting Effective Teacher Recommendations

Teacher Letters of Recommendation: What Admissions Officers Look For

Strong, well-written letters of recommendation stopped me in my tracks when I worked in admissions at Yale, no matter how many applications I had read that day.  I loved seeing a student through another person's eye and learning what made him shine, both academically and personally.  Ted Spencer, at the University of Michigan, called letters … Continue reading Teacher Letters of Recommendation: What Admissions Officers Look For