1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

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CattyPake
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1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby CattyPake » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:26 am

Should I take out smaller sections or is it better to go through the entire thing and try to make it more concise? Can I just cut out citations to make it shorter/do employers care about correct citation format? (The writing sample is for 1L internship apps)

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby stillwater » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:33 am

redact that shit

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:54 am

Make it single spaced.

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:57 am

I included a cover page that described the topic of the writing sample, any necessary background information, etc. I always finished it with something like, "I have been advised to only include X pages for your convenience, so I have omitted a portion of the analysis. The omitted portion is noted in the document. If you would like the full writing sample, please feel free to contact me at email@gunner.com."

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:14 pm

CattyPake wrote:Should I take out smaller sections or is it better to go through the entire thing and try to make it more concise? Can I just cut out citations to make it shorter/do employers care about correct citation format? (The writing sample is for 1L internship apps)

Thanks!

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby dood » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:25 pm

wat no, just cut off at 5 pages and write "ommitted for xyz"

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby 20130312 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:42 pm

dood wrote:wat no, just cut off at 5 pages and write "ommitted for xyz"

Wait, really?

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby dood » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:18 pm

i just double checked my 1L writing sample. the red arrows is what was changed / omitted:

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby 20130312 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:19 pm

Thanks man, that's actually really helpful.

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:49 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Make it single spaced.

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby musicfor18 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:17 pm

Is it actually ok to submit a writing sample single-spaced? I've been wondering this.

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby gaud » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:20 pm

musicfor18 wrote:Is it actually ok to submit a writing sample single-spaced? I've been wondering this.

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby 20130312 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:19 pm

gaud wrote:
musicfor18 wrote:Is it actually ok to submit a writing sample single-spaced? I've been wondering this.

My professor asked us to single space for LRW, so I just left it as is and sent it out. Didn't even think about it...

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:23 pm

gaud wrote:
musicfor18 wrote:Is it actually ok to submit a writing sample single-spaced? I've been wondering this.


Yes.

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Re: 1L needs to shorten 8 page writing sample to 5- tips?

Postby gaud » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:11 pm

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
gaud wrote:
musicfor18 wrote:Is it actually ok to submit a writing sample single-spaced? I've been wondering this.


Yes.


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