You’ve Done Some Great Work!

imagesWhere’s that A+ paper when you need it? Your graded school work can play a very important role in your college application process and beyond. So, save the high school papers that you’re most proud of.

  • Many test optional schools request or require a graded assignment from high school.
  • In addition, some colleges that require standardized tests also ask for writing samples with their application supplements.
  • If you’re currently involved in a special program like science research, you may choose to forward a copy of one of your best research papers to admissions or a department head along with your application.
  • When applying to a specific program, as a high school senior or as an enrolled student, samples of your work may be required.
  • Many internship and work opportunities also request a writing sample.
  • If you’re not already doing so, get in the habit of regularly backing up your work. In addition to saving your school work, start saving the many documents you’ll be creating throughout your college application process.

As you can see, there are many occasions where you may be asked to submit a writing sample. So, it’s a good idea to keep your work organized now to have it accessible when you need it.

Until you have college level work to submit, you’ll want to know where to find that A+ high school paper of yours.


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