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How to ask a teacher for a reference letter?

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I am just wondering how you guys asked your teacher(assuming you asked your teacher) for a reference letter? I am applying for shulich. Also do I print page 2 of the supplementary and show it to my teacher so he knows what to do, OR do I type the instructions out... so

"Reference letters should describe your role and responsibilities as well as verify the total number of hours dedicated to the activity. Your reference letters should be on official letterhead and should include the signature and contact information of the referees".

Thanks guys
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A photo of IanSharer IanSharer
Tell him or her that you are applying to the Schulich School of Business and that you would appreciate a letter of reference to use in your application.

Also, make sure that teacher can actually substantiate an activity. It's a letter of reference, not recommendation.
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@IanSharer wrote
Tell him or her that you are applying to the Schulich School of Business and that you would appreciate a letter of reference to use in your application.

Also, make sure that teacher can actually substantiate an activity. It's a letter of reference, not recommendation.



Okay thanks, how did you show the instructions to your teacher?
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Unless you can't afford to print out the page, it's a simple task of printing out the instructions and giving it to them. Do you really need help in order to do this? I can't imagine how you would act as a leader, hesitant as you seem to be.
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Just tell the teacher "I'm applying to _____ for _______ and I could use your help. Remember when I _________? Could you write a letter of reference for that activity?"

Even showing them the above quote in regards to what Schulich is looking for in the letter would be helpful.
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