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From Writing Support

Prof. Kim Morse
Assoc. Director, Writing Support Services

Writing Sample Tips Cont.'d:
  1. Follow requested page limit guidelines, otherwise stay in the 5-7 page range.
  2. The type of sample should be an excerpt from an objective memo or brief. The goal is to show the potential employer your research, writing, and analytical skills.
  3. Include a cover sheet on the sample indicating the context of the sample. For example, "This writing sample was a class assignment where we were asked to do X."
  4. Submit only a FLAWLESS sample!
  5. Get writing feedback before submitting it.
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