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Acing the Counselor’s Recommendation

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As you start asking your school counselors for college letters of recommendation, you might wonder how you can maximize your chances of getting the best information possible on them.

The key is preparation. If you can help prepare your school counselors by sharing personal details about yourself and your aspirations, it will be easier for them to write recommendation letters that are genuine and persuasive. Unlike teachers, who often have a chance to get to know you in the classroom, counselors don't see you every day. So it's much more important to reach out to them and help them learn more about you before they write a letter for your college applications.

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