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What is "Graded Writing Sample"

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Replies to: What is "Graded Writing Sample"

  • CenterCenter Registered User Posts: 1,601 Senior Member
    no doesnt need to be handwritten. most are now submitted electronically anyway. Its the comments and/or grading that they are looking for.
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    Yes I am sure. I know what my kid submitted a couple of years ago. In the US, few kids hand-write papers in 8th grade. Since English is not your first language (right?), could it be that you're confusing 'writing sample' with 'written sample'?
  • khanshahebkhanshaheb Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    @GoatMama
    That's what I taught, at first
    Then, My teacher said me, It has to be handwritten! that's why I'm confused!

    BTW, English is not my NATIVE LANGUAGE. But, I'm from an ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 595 Member
    @Golfgr8 Now you are making me paranoid. Which school had a hidden graded paper requirement that was only visible in print preview?
  • khanshahebkhanshaheb Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Yes. That's my question also!
  • Golfgr8Golfgr8 Registered User Posts: 313 Member
    IF you are applying to 11, 12 or PG - please check the hard copies of the applications. You can PM me for where to look on the forms.
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    edited January 7
    @khanshaheb Well, you or your teacher can email or call the school(s) your are applying to and ask if the paper has to be handwritten. My kid submitted a typed paper, graded, with teacher's comments. That was two application cycles ago.
  • khanshahebkhanshaheb Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    @GoatMama sent you a message sir/madam. Please, give me a reply
  • khanshahebkhanshaheb Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    @Golfgr8 No sir! I'm applying to GRADE 9!
  • alooknacalooknac Registered User Posts: 1,032 Senior Member
    Deerfield specifically asks for teacher comments as well as a grade. PAA says something similar. Neither says anything about handwritten. They are interested in composition, thought process, etc, not penmanship. But definitely call or email the school to verify if you feel unsure.

    You may have to ask your teacher to write some comments if all you have is a grade.
  • FunintheSun1211FunintheSun1211 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    My school uses Google Classroom, so comments are not in a place where it is easy to get them in a screenshot or anything...
  • Golfgr8Golfgr8 Registered User Posts: 313 Member
    One kid from last year applied to a school where they have applicants write an essay on-the-spot. Not sure which school it is...but that’s interesting. Has anyone experienced this?
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 595 Member
    St Andrew’s does that. But it is hardly an essay. More like prompts for short answers so they can get to know you. It keeps the kids occupied while AOs talk to parents, too.
  • CaliPopsCaliPops Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    At least one of the local day schools here requires an on-the-spot essay. There's no time limit for it.
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    Middlesex did what @CaliMex is describing when my DD was applying.
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