Your graded school work can play a very important role in your college application process and even after college. Saving the high school papers that you’re most proud of is a good ideas because there are many occasions when you may be asked to submit a writing sample. Keep in mind these points before you clean out that desk drawer of yours:
- Many test optional schools request or require a graded assignment from high school.
- 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.
In addition to saving your school work, it’s a good idea to regularly back up your work to save the many documents you’ll be creating throughout your college application process.
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 your A+ high school papers.