Your writing sample gives us a general idea about your writing abilities. It should be in MS Word.doc(x), at least 1 page long (300 words) double-spaced, and the topic should be clear. Ideally, we would like the paper to be cited according to a recognized academic formatting style (APA, MLA, Chicago), contain in-text citations, and a bibliography/work cited/reference list. If you have never written a paper in this way before, you can upload any sample of your writing, preferably something recent. You will likely be required to write a paper on a topic of our choice.