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    Writing sample?

    Just wanted to share my personal experience with a similar issue from this past year, as I had been debating between submitting a paper that was unrelated to my field of interest (both in terms of geography and chronology), submitting the prospectus for my undergraduate thesis, or trying to write and submit a chapter of my thesis before deadlines. For what it's worth, I ultimately decided to submit the unrelated paper and, as @TMP recommends, spent considerable time and effort in my SOP to demonstrate familiarity with the historiography, etc. While this situation was not ideal and caused additional stress, I was accepted into a few of my top programs and my writing sample topic did lead to interesting conversations with POIs! So, based on my own experience (take it as you will), I would recommend sending a paper that really showcases your writing and ability to use primary sources. If this happens to be a paper related to your field, even better!
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Hi, I'm one of the UVA admits! I'm focusing on early American/Atlantic World history.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Does anyone want to claim the UIUC admit? Congrats!
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Hello! I'm applying to a mix of MA and MA/PhD programs for Atlantic history. I hope everyone is feeling prepared for those December deadlines!

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