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Remember To Thank Your Teachers For Their Letters of Recommendation!


So you’ve been accepted to the college of your dreams, now what?
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to thank all those who helped you out with your college process. First you might give your mom and dad a hug.  You could also thank your friends for putting up with your stressing out over the last six months.
But more than anyone else, you should thank your teachers and your guidance counselors, especially the ones who wrote you letters of recommendation. When there are multiple applicants with similar transcripts and test scores, those letters of recommendation can become a key factor on the road to college acceptance.  Teachers often use their own time to write your letter.
A thank you note to those teachers would suffice, but a small food gift is even better.  And besides, now you have extra time on your hands!
Here’s a simple chocolate chip scone recipe. It’s easy and sure to delight your teachers.

  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 6 tbs sugar
  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or milk if you desire)
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips

Mix the flour and butter together. (easy, right?) Then add the cream and chocolate chips. (But don’t eat the chocolate chips while you’re doing this) Roll out the dough. Use the end of a small glass to cut out circle shaped scones. Bake them for about ten minutes at 400 degrees.
Simple and hardly time consuming! Nothing like the countless hours your teachers and counselors put into writing your letter of recommendation that cited you for being one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet.
Juliet Giglio
Educational Consultant in Los Angeles, California


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