Who to ask for Common App teacher Recs.

<p>I have no idea which teachers to ask. here's a quick rundown if anyone has any advice:</p>

<p>A history teacher who I had for 2 AP History classes I did good work and we talk about philosophy, politics, and frivolities rather often. I got A's in both classes and got 4's on both AP exams. </p>

<p>Another history teacher who i had for an Ap class, I had the highest grade in the class got A's on every test and Aced the AP exam with a 5. He's a weird one but when i've asked him to sing stuff and write letters before he asks me what i want him to say.</p>

<p>my Math teacher.... yeah i'm not asking her.</p>

<p>My german teacher. Gotten A's all three years speak well, do good projects, and we have a really good relationship except she wrote me up one time.......</p>

<p>Biology teacher, did great in her class have an ok relationship sponsors some volunteer activities i do and really likes my work.</p>

<p>English teacher who didn't like me first semester and gave me a B then we hit it off better second semester and she gave me A+'s on most of my essays and i ended up with a 96. We can communicate pretty well and i'm considering traveling with her. She told me my writing is at an excellent level. </p>

<p>If y'all could give me suggestions on which two to ask for LoRs that would be great. Thanks so much in advance.</p>

<p>So definitely one of the history teachers. I think I like the 2nd one better because then you can likely basically write what you want it to say lol. But if you don’t know what it should say then go with the other history teacher because he will probably have a better idea what to write, and having him for 2 classes is definitely a bonus. </p>

<p>And then I’d say the english teacher…especially if you do end up traveling with her. </p>

<p>However, only you truly know the relationships. GL!</p>

<p>pick a teacher who knows you best and can testify to your character, not just academics. colleges will have a million letters saying that student x got straight a’s in the class, does his work etc. they value integrity, creativity, and curiosity more. for example, struggled in math but persevered, asked for help, and worked every single day to get better. i didn’t have the highest grade in the class, but m math teacher valued my dedication and will wriite me a hopefully meaningful letter. i would go w/your english teacher. hopefully i helped you.</p>

<p>Thanks guys! Any more opinions?</p>

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<p>That’s kind of awesome, unless of course you mean “sign stuff.” :)</p>

<p>well i mean both of them are kind of awesome</p>

<p>10char bump please</p>

<p>As always, MIT has great advice. Select the recommenders whose recommendations will most closely resemble this:</p>

<p>"It is a great pleasure for me to recommend David for admission to MIT. He is one of the most extraordinary students I have encountered in 20 years of teaching. I taught David A.P. Calculus last year as a tenth grader, and he was one of the very top students in an extremely able group of mostly seniors. He has a high aptitude for math and was very much involved in his work, applying himself with persistence and dedication and often going beyond the regular class assignments.</p>

<p>David’s abiding interest, however, is computer science. He has developed a series of “strands” for use in providing computerized drill and review in the basic skills and techniques of algebra and arithmetic, and has recently adapted these to other subjects. David’s work in this area has been so original and significant that he has published a paper on it and delivered several lectures to professionals in other parts of the country. This is a phenomenal accomplishment for anyone, especially a young man in rural Arkansas. It is also worth noting that both last year and this year David taught computer programming to a tenth grade class of mine for two weeks. He took over completely, preparing lectures, assignments, and tests with great care and thought. His lectures were clear and well organized, and it was obvious that he had expended a great deal of effort to make the course the success that it was.</p>

<p>David’s personal qualities are as impressive as his intellectual accomplishments. An extremely kind, sensitive and sensible boy, he has had a difficult family situation for a few years now. He provides emotional support to his mother through her battle with cancer without allowing the situation to undermine his own stability and accomplishments. He has exhausted all that we have to offer him in this small community, and the maturity that he has demonstrated leads me to believe him capable of entering college a year early, as he now plans to do. I sincerely hope that you will be able to offer him a place in MIT’s freshman class."</p>

<p>[Writing</a> Recommendations | MIT Admissions](<a href=“http://mitadmissions.org/apply/prepare/writingrecs]Writing”>http://mitadmissions.org/apply/prepare/writingrecs)</p>

<p>Go with the History Teacher. As a tip, I had one of my teachers write a letter based on my character and it helped</p>

<p>any more opinions?</p>

<p>I suggest going with the history teacher you had for two years. You seemed to do well in his/her class academically, and you also seemed to have a strong relationship with him. Good luck with your application!</p>