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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Writing Sample: not multiple submissions
I'm sure you have seen that the admissions requirements do stipulate "a sample of your historical writing that consists of 20 plus pages, preferably a research paper written for a history course." I think you will find that this is standard in the field, which is--of course--primarily one which involves intensive writing and teaching about writing. Therefore, I urge you to try to make your applications as complete as possible--to Loyola and all your other selections. Of course, it is possible that a combination of shorter papers may impress an admissions committee, so you may try that alternative--with accompanying explanation. But I cannot predict how our, or any other admissions committee, will assess it in comparison with all the other applications.