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question about application requirement

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Oct 30, 2008   #1
I have question about the application requirement of a fellowship I am applying.
It requires:
-Writing sample in English that demonstrates your ability to put forth an original idea and support it (2500-5000 words recommended)

I am not quite sure what I have to write for the writing sample. Does it include my background, my ability, inspiration, or etc.?

EF_Team5 - / 1,586  
Oct 30, 2008   #2
Good afternoon.

The prompt asks you to put forth an original idea and support it, so it seems that they want an opinion piece on something. Choose a topic you are well versed and passionate about, and then write an essay about it. Choose something that isn't too controversial (if you can help it) but that is still interesting. This piece will showcase how well you can stand by your own ideas in your writing. I would stay away from autobiographical subject matter for this piece, as it asks for an original idea with support.

I hope this helps you get started!

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