Every fall, a similar scene plays out at high schools across the nation. A senior approaches a teacher and says, “Mr. [Insert Name Here], you were my favorite teacher last year. I was wondering if…” If you don’t know the next words out of the student’s mouth, that means no student has ever asked you to write a college recommendation letter. There’s a lot to know about writing a good letter. By the end of this article, you’ll have a grasp on the basics, and possess resources that will help you on your letter-writing journey.