Letters Of Recommendation
It's that time of year again, and time for students to ask for letters of recommendation for college admissions and scholarships. I am happy to write you a letter, with the following conditions:
You have been a student in my class for at least 9 weeks. This gives me a chance to get to know you before writing on your behalf.
- You provide me with a resume that tells me about you outside of school. This is important because it provides me with insight about the things you do outside of school I might not otherwise get from talking with you in class.
- You provide me with a list of 10 adjectives that you feel describe you. I use these to help me guide my writing.
- You provide me with a statement that tells me what you plan on doing after high school/college. This gives me a sense of the direction you'd like your life to go once you leave MNHS.
- You ask for your letter at least 2 weeks in advance of the deadline you need it for. Do not ask the day before and expect me to write a glowing recommendation.
- Any forms or online forms I need to fill in should be brought in or emailed to me. Make sure you have signed any forms that require your signature.
- If something must be mailed, bring an envelope and stamps. I will not provide you with stamps or stationery.
- Finally, give me a deadline. I will NOT write a letter of recommendation without a deadline attached to it. Trust me when I tell you this is more for your benefit than it is for mine--without a deadline, I will not make your letter a priority to get done.
~Courtesy of Mrs. Lee Ferguson, Allen HS