Guest classroom practices blog post written by David Sawyer, AP English Literature/British Literature at Brentwood Academy
The college counseling office at my school is so organized that all juniors are required to request teachers to write recommendations for them by the spring of the year. Once teachers have agreed to write these letters, we have until early September to turn them in to the college counselors. I have been writing such letters for over thirty years, and I am always trying to make each letter sound authentic and personal. But it is only recently that I discovered what a friend I have in Turnitin when it comes to adding color to these recommendations.