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My Secret Strategy for Getting the Best Letters of Recommendation

One of my favorite sayings to my Application Nation students is "layer, don't hammer." This refers[...]

Asking Teachers for Recommendation Letters—2021 Edition

As spring is upon us and the end of the school year is within reach, my attention shifts to high[...]

The Pitfalls of the Brag Sheet (and How to Avoid Them)

It is that time of year when some high schools begin to encourage their juniors to ask teachers for[...]

How to Ask Teachers for Recommendation Letters During Quarantine

During last Friday's Instagram Live, I mentioned my "Admissions Tip of the Day." If you are a high[...]

The Sure-Fire Way to Get Powerful Recommendation Letters - Part 2

Last week I wrote about how picking the right teachers for letters of recommendation can positively[...]

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