Middleborough High School Guidance Department

Autobiographical Sketch

Student Name: Counselor:

Dear Senior,

One of the most important things we as counselors do for you this year is to write a letter of recommendation for you, that will accompany your college applications. Colleges want to get to know you as a person, and rely on our input to get a better idea of who you are. In order to present your uniqueness and individuality, we need your input. Please take the time to respond to the questions below, so that we can get to know you better, and so that we can better present you to the colleges. Only you, your counselor, and the college admissions officers will see this information. The sooner you turn this in, the more time your counselor has to write your recommendation! Finally, be advised that there is no "save" feature on this form, so you will want to complete this in one sitting. Print this form and bring it in to us, or you may copy and paste this form to a document and email it to Guidance.

1. What are three words that best describe you?
2. What are your personal strengths?  What are the qualities that set you apart from others?
3. What are your academic strengths?
4. What has been your favorite class? Why?
5. What major would you like to pursue in college? Why?
6. What are your personal career goals?  Why?
7. If you are participating in the Senior Internship Program, what is your internship?  Do you enjoy it?  Why?
8. Is there something that has particularly affected your education or academic performance?  If so, please explain.
9. Of all the activities you have been involved with during your high school years, which has been the most meaningful to you and why?
10. Provide any additional information that might be important for a college to know.
11. Name the teachers that know you the best.
12. List school activities (sports, clubs, leadership roles...)-for sports, list whether JV or V Also, list activities outside of school, volunteering, and work experience. Please include length of membership (grades 9-12 only):