How To Get A Personalized Recommendation Letter You Can Be Proud Of

It’s one of the age old questions – how can you make yourself stand out to a college admissions office or scholarship board? A personalized letter or recommendation is a great way to show the people in charge of your future that you’re willing to go the extra mile. And sometimes they’re required when applying to a university...

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The Right Way to Request Recommendation Letters

Most colleges, and even jobs/internships, that you apply for will ask for at least one recommendation letter.  It shows your assets more in detail and from an outside, reliable source.  Don’t sweat this; it’s not too hard to get a good recommendation letter.  As long as you use these tips as a guide to asking and receiving one, you should ha...

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How To Get A Good Letter Of Recommendation

Most applications now ask for at least one letter of recommendation.  When you begin thinking about who you would like to write yours, keep these guidelines in mind. Plan Ahead People are busy and their top priority is not writing you a letter of recommendation.  Be sure you ask pretty far in advance to give the person enough time.  Usually, you...

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Wrecked Over Letters of Rec?

Wrecked over Recs? You’ve spent hours creating the perfect essay, listed your numerous extra-curricular activities (in chronological order, of course) and proudly achieved your target score on the SAT/ACT. Now what stands between you and the long-awaited acceptance letter are those pesky recommendations. Many students find the recommendation aspe...

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Letter of Recommendation Tips

Whether you’re trying to get into college or already there, chances are, you will have to ask for a letter of recommendation at some point. When applying to internships, universities, or sometimes jobs, you will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation. Letters of rec are testimonies of your strength and why you deserve to be accepted i...

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Recommendation Letters: Who Should Write Them?

Regardless if you were a teacher’s pet or coach’s favorite, if you are applying to college you are going to have to chose a faculty member from your high school to write you a recommendation letter. While it is unlikely that a teacher will deny writing you your letter, you should chose careful who you select. Just like college admissions essays...

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A Step By Step Guide To Requesting Letters Of Recommendation

Many universities and colleges request that you include one or several letters of recommendation along with your application.  The most common sources of these letters are your high school counselor and teachers. Though there isn’t a set procedure to obtain letters, here are few guidelines that will make it much easier on both yourself and the p...

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How To Write A Proper “Thank You” Email

When you’re applying to college, or in college, you will be speaking to more superiors then you ever have. It’s important that the way you communicate with these superiors is done so in a mature manner, whether it be in person, on the phone, or more commonly now-a-days, via email. With scholarship awards, recommendation letters and acceptances ...

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