The topic of your critical writing sample will align with your proposed fields of study, we do recognize that sometimes, this isn’t possible, if, for instance, the longer pieces you’ve had the opportunity to produce were not in your areas of primary interest.

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CRITICIAL WRITING SAMPLE (15- 20 pages) Think critically. Use my response papers as a base and further develop it to critical writing sample that I am going to use it for my grad school admission. My purposed fields of studies are: Victorian age, 19th-century literature, feminism, and the intricate interplay between American literature and religion. Use APA style, double spaced, and cite properly. Here is the admission committee instruction, please follow this carefully! The Critical Writing Sample should be a 15-20 page paper representing the applicant’s strengths as a critical thinker and writer. Ideally, the topic of your critical writing sample will align with your proposed fields of study. However, we do recognize that sometimes, this isn’t possible, if, for instance, the longer pieces you’ve had the opportunity to produce were not in your areas of primary interest. In that case, your goal is still to select a piece of writing which corresponds in some fashion to your present focus or demonstrates an engagement with theories and methods that would be applicable to your present focus. For example, let’s imagine your proposed focus is on sensibility in the 18th century and you have not written a longer essay on that topic. However, maybe you have a longer essay you’ve written on the late Victorian novel of sensation, which you could present as showcasing your approach to the study of emotion, or affect. Simply put, you want your writing sample to reflect some dimension of your current focus or approach. If you are concerned that the relation is not transparent, you might consider including a short prefatory paragraph explaining the relevance of the sample to your future work. Submitting two short essays is possible, but may well not work to your advantage. You might be better served by revising and expanding a short essay that you feel reflects your strongest work.