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16. Letters of Recommendation
Claire was applying to private schools. Most private
required letters of recommendation. Claire did not know
to ask. She felt like her teachers did
know her that well. Claire asked her teachers
. Some of them said yes, and some of
said no. One week later, Ms. Hershey gave
a letter of recommendation in an envelope. Claire
't supposed to open it, but she really wanted
know what Ms. Hershey wrote.
Claire carefully tore
open and read the letter. She was disappointed.
. Hershey didn't write anything interesting about Claire. Ms.
just wrote that Claire was a smart, nice
. Claire couldn't get into her top schools with
Claire asked her swim coach to write
a letter of recommendation. Her swim coach knew
well. The problem was that the swim coach
't the best writer. He did not go to
. Claire asked him to write a letter anyways. "
course I'll write you a letter, I'll even
it to you," he said. One week later,
got an email for her swim coach. She
nervous to read what he wrote. Claire was
with the letter. Her swim coach was really
yet intelligent in the letter!