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OCI writing sample

wardwilliams

OCI writing sample
« on: July 31, 2007, 05:15:25 AM »
How many pages is to long when the employer doesn't specify. My LRW brief is about 25 pages double-spaced. It is my best piece of writing; is that too long?

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Re: OCI writing sample
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007, 06:25:14 AM »
I've heard anything from 8-12 pages is about right.  Mine will probably be 12 + cover sheet.

wardwilliams

Re: OCI writing sample
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007, 06:33:11 AM »
I've heard anything from 8-12 pages is about right.  Mine will probably be 12 + cover sheet.

What's the cover sheet?

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 07:25:05 AM »
Well, I had to heavily edit my paper, taking out the facts and stuff.  So the cover sheet is supposed to give a brief overview of the context of the paper, I think.

Re: OCI writing sample
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007, 07:38:27 AM »
Is the cover sheet formatted like a letter?

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Re: OCI writing sample
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007, 07:41:34 AM »
This is what my CSO's thinger on writing samples has to say on it:

Just as you attached a cover letter to accompany your resume, you should also prepare a
cover sheet to go along with your writing sample.  A cover sheet should provide the
reader with some context about the writing sample, as well as other relevant information. 
A good cover sheet may include the following elements: 
 
 If the writing sample is an excerpt of a larger work, provide a brief (one or two
paragraph) summary and relevant background information on the legal issue that
the writing sample will address; 
 
 The original purpose of the writing sample, the date on which it was written and
the person/entity for whom the sample was originally drafted; and 
 
 A brief explanation of the nature of any confidential information that may have
been redacted (such as factual information to protect client confidentiality).   
 
Oh, and FYI: don't forget to put your name on the paper :)

Re: OCI writing sample
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