<p>Okay, so I'm a junior and want to ask my 2 teachers for recommendations so that I don't do it after summer when everyone else is overwhelming them with recommendations. How should I ask them, and more importantly what exactly do I give them to write the recommendation on? Isn't it through CommonApp which isn't up in the summer? HELP!</p>
<p>Ask the teachers what they want from you, but generally a resume (Google to find a template) is a good idea. I'd also schedule a day to talk with your teachers after school, one-on-one, to clarify your college admissions goals. Let them know which school is your top choice and why, what your prospective major is, why your ECs are important to you, etc.</p>
what exactly do I give them to write the recommendation on?
<p>They can start writing the recommendation for now, then easily attach the letter to the common app form later.</p>