How can students get the best high school teacher recommendations?
Before asking a teacher to write you a recommendation letter, compile a resume or activities list outlining your accomplishments, academic goals, and extra curricular activities. Then, ask a teacher that can actually speak to who you are as a person. You want the teacher to address your character more than reiterate how bright you are (your grades already show them that :). Choose a teacher that doubles as your sponsor for the National Honor's Society and your British Lit. teacher. The recommender that knows more about who you are outside of the classroom should be able to provide a stronger letter than a teacher that only served as your AP Calculus AB Instructor. * Don't forget to kindly ask your teacher to write the letter, provide them the details and instructions about the school, program, or scholarship of which you are applying, and the resume you worked on earlier!