You may have a perfect SAT score and straight-A report cards since kindergarten, but if you don't have someone to vouch for your character and solid work ethic, then even a top college will have its doubts about you. A persuasive letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well will attest to your potential as a star college student and as a future professional.

The following resources will help you obtain winning letters of recommendation that will maximize your chances of getting into the most competitive college programs.

  1. How to Get Really Great Recommendations, a podcast episode
  2. 10 Tips for Recommenders
  3. How Not to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation
  4. Approaching Recommenders
  5. 10 Reflections on Teacher Recommendations

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