1. Get OrganizedAs a teacher I can say the #1 complaint I have is when students do not do a good job with #6. I want a brag sheet or at least a sheet of paper (or email) with information on it about yourself. Sure I know you, but do I know everything you are involved with at school, home, church, athletics, etc.
2. Decide Which Teachers Should Write Your LOR
3. Establish a Relationship with Your Teachers
4. Consider the Timing of Your Request for an LOR
5. Pop the Question
6. Provide Your Teacher With Adequate Information
I have been really proud of some of the letters I have written to explain how great the kids are in my classes. It is going to be awesome to finally get to write recommendation letters for my AVID students.