Writing Recs in Rona Season

By Sean Nguyen, Sahishnu Hanumansetty, Yoo-Bin Kwon, John Kim, and Alex Zhou

It is that time of the year where students frantically ring up teachers for recommendations. However, with the primary communication between teachers and students being a digital screen this year, teachers have started to question “who” they are even writing about. Online learning has introduced difficulties for teachers to connect with their students. In spite of this, teachers and counselors are finding means to get to know their students more, whether it be a spontaneous check-in or a formal meeting.

This story was originally published on tjTODAY on April 27, 2021.