Rupert Pupkin Posted September 13, 2011 Share Posted September 13, 2011 What do adcoms prefer to see in a writing sample: the ability to conduct comprehensive research or the ability to conduct astute analysis of a text? I ask this because the paper I intend to use as my sample is predominately my own textual analysis rather than a research paper. I do give background and utilize sources to strengthen my argument, but I feel much stronger as a close reader than I do as a researcher. I feel my undergraduate work didn't prepare me enough for the rigorous research needed as a graduate student. In summary, do admissions committees value strong research over strong analysis in writing samples or vice versa? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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