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question re: writing sample

question re: writing sample
« on: January 18, 2008, 12:55:25 PM »
Do you think it is better to leave the writing sample in courier new or to change it to times new roman for ease of reading?

Just curious!

Re: question re: writing sample
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 03:37:12 PM »
someone has got to know the answer to this :(

Re: question re: writing sample
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 07:15:56 PM »
I'm not sure why you are "leaving" it in courier new ... I always use times new roman - I think it's the best looking font.

Re: question re: writing sample
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2008, 01:52:49 PM »
I'm not sure why you are "leaving" it in courier new ... I always use times new roman - I think it's the best looking font.

well, we are required to write it in courier new for LRW, thus i would be leaving it in that font.

any other opinions?

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Re: question re: writing sample
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2008, 02:05:50 PM »
You only have to write in courier new because it's a uniform font.  It makes sure everyone is constrained by the same page/line limits.

You have no such requirement for firms.  Put it in whatever font you like, although TNR is probably best.

Re: question re: writing sample
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2008, 02:21:07 PM »
You only have to write in courier new because it's a uniform font.  It makes sure everyone is constrained by the same page/line limits.

You have no such requirement for firms.  Put it in whatever font you like, although TNR is probably best.

thank you for the response!

Re: question re: writing sample
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2008, 02:59:27 PM »
Courier new also helps to identify spacing when doing bluebook grading.  Don't send a writing sample to a firm in courier new, errors are easier to spot and it just doesn't look like a finished product.