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Teacher recommendation help?

MandoggyMandoggy Registered User Posts: 225 Junior Member
edited April 2012 in High School Life
I have 4 recommenders to choose from for college. Help me pick 2!

Teacher 1: Sophmore history teacher and sports coach. Knows me the best/jokes with me all the time, but is only an okay writer.

Teacher 2: junior english teacher. Thinks I am a good kid and student, but we aren't super close. Excellent writer.

Teacher 3: junior math teacher. He is super nice and an excellet writer. We are okay close, but I'm not a mathematical genius.

Teacher 4: junior science teacher. this is the field I want to go into. He knows how smart I am, and I am close to best in career here. But he doesn't know me to well as a person, not too close. Good writer.

HELP ME CHOOSE! thanks so much everyone!

More about me: impression as a semi-quiet smart kid until you get to know me, then I joke alot obnoxiously but wittily.
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Replies to: Teacher recommendation help?

  • JimboSteveJimboSteve Registered User Posts: 834 Member
    Teacher 1, as long as it doesn't devalue the relationship you have with him/her. He'll talk about you (hopefully) in a personal way that contextualizes your accomplishments.

    Teacher 3. If he's as nice as you say, he'll really want to help you out.
  • nervousohionervousohio Registered User Posts: 174 Junior Member
    I'm seconding the Teacher 1 and Teacher 3.

    Teacher 1 seems to have known you for a long time and can talk about you both inside and outside the classroom.

    Teacher 3 maybe won't talk about how you are a mathematical genius but can definitely highlight your hardwork in the classroom.
  • MandoggyMandoggy Registered User Posts: 225 Junior Member
    Thank you so much! It seems that personality/knowing someone well is emphasized, rather than ttheir impression of my aptitute/teacher's writing ability/sophmore teachers.
  • JimboSteveJimboSteve Registered User Posts: 834 Member
    That impression is accurate.
  • DescuffDescuff Registered User Posts: 4,031 Senior Member
    Teacher 1 and 3 are your good choice. Teacher 4 is like not exactly. Teacher 2 should be your alt.
  • MandoggyMandoggy Registered User Posts: 225 Junior Member
    Thank you all! I was really nervous because everyone was telling me to forget teacher 1 because he was my sophmore teacher.
  • smorgasbordsmorgasbord Registered User Posts: 1,803 Senior Member
    Thank you all! I was really nervous because everyone was telling me to forget teacher 1 because he was my sophmore teacher.

    I don't think it matters. As long as the teacher can talk about you as a person, and not just write, "Mandoggy is a nice, bright, hard-working kid," you should be good to go.
  • dfree124dfree124 - Posts: 3,712 Senior Member
    I don't think it matters. As long as the teacher can talk about you as a person, and not just write, "Mandoggy is a nice, bright, hard-working kid," you should be good to go.

    "Mandoggy is a nice, bright, hard-working doggy,"

    FTFY
  • JimboSteveJimboSteve Registered User Posts: 834 Member
    ^^That is amazingly creepy-sounding.
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