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Emailing a teacher for a rec?

quidditchcatquidditchcat Registered User Posts: 2,894 Senior Member
edited August 2013 in High School Life
Because my school acquired a new, finished building for this school year, a lot of the things at my school are totally screwed up.

Anyways, because of this, it's been pretty impossible to contact teachers for recommendation letters, especially in the English and Math departments (which the new building houses).

I already have a science teacher writing a recommendation letter, so I wanted a Humanities rec letter. Since all my history teachers either strongly disliked me or treated me like I wasn't there, my foreign language teacher has pretty bad English, and the one art teacher I had was from sophomore year, I feel strongly that I would like one of the English teachers I had last year would be the best Humanities rec.

Basically, I am reduced to needing to contact this teacher over email since I can't find any underclassmen that I know who have him to ask which classroom he's in.

Is requesting a rec over email the same as requesting one in person? And also how do I put the subject of the email to not make it blatantly obvious that I am making a request/demand?
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Replies to: Emailing a teacher for a rec?

  • beermebeerme Registered User Posts: 840 Member
    Go ask the front office ladies for the room number.
    They know everything that goes on in hs.
  • brm114341brm114341 Registered User Posts: 192 Junior Member
    Ask for his room at your main office? It's probably better to ask the teacher in person. And most students get two recs from their intended major actually. You should really just pick the teachers who know you and your academic abilities best, regardless of what they teach. That being said, I emailed a teacher for a rec this summer because he requested it to get a head start on writing them. I might put "College Advice" in the subject line and then actually ask for some in the body, in addition to requesting the rec. Make sure to provide the teacher with your stats and anything you'd like him to mention. Good luck!
  • 93tiger1693tiger16 - Posts: 492 Member
    Honestly? You can't possibly not be able to get to him. Is there no class schedule/main office? Make the effort; it'll be worth it. It's more personal than asking via email.
  • edc175edc175 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    If you don't want to go through the front office you could email the teacher you want to write the recommendation and say that you want to meet with them to discuss college things or ask for advice. They'll tell you where you can find them!
  • quidditchcatquidditchcat Registered User Posts: 2,894 Senior Member
    Okay, I guess I'll try to have one of my friends, who is like BFFs with the administration, wheedle the information out of the front desk woman who I swear is eternally PMSing. (She refused to tell me the room number. She was like "if it's so important to you, find out yourself" in a really rude tone).
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