Our counselor doesn’t know my daughter from Jack. Nothing against the counselor, they have FAR too much on their plate to get to know every one of the 300 students they serve. Anyway, my question is: what is the purpose of the counselor recommendation? Is it really a personal recommendation, or is it more of an assessment of the rigor of the school and her schedule? Should I have D supply the counselor with a list of her accomplishments to refer to when writing her rec, since she really doesn’t know her, or is that a waste of time?