Writing Samples

Selecting a Writing Sample

When applying to a program at the Rutgers Graduate School-Camden, your writing sample can be a pivotal component of your application. This piece of your application provides an opportunity to showcase your academic prowess and analytical skills. However, to ensure your submission aligns with the program’s expectations, it’s crucial to understand the specific guidelines and follow a structured approach. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to prepare and submit a compelling writing sample that stands out to the admissions committee.


How to Prepare and Submit a Strong Writing Sample

If you’re applying to a program at the Rutgers Graduate School-Camden that requires a writing sample, follow these steps to ensure your submission meets expectations.

Need Assistance, We’re Here to Help

If you have any questions or require assistance with the application process, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to provide full support as you embark on your journey to Rutgers Graduate School-Camden. To help address any potential concerns, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions below:

Can I submit a writing sample that exceeds the word limit?

It’s crucial to adhere to the program’s specified word limit. Exceeding it may result in your sample being disregarded or negatively affect your application.

Should I include a cover page for my writing sample?

Follow the program’s instructions regarding cover pages. Some programs may require one with your name, contact information, and the title of the writing sample, while others may not.

Is there a recommended type of writing sample?

The ideal writing sample type can vary by program. Review their guidelines to determine if they have a preference for research papers, essays, reports, or other types of documents.

Can I submit a writing sample from a previous academic institution?

Yes, you can generally submit a writing sample from a previous academic institution, especially if it aligns with the program’s guidelines and demonstrates your abilities effectively.