Topic ID #33744 - posted 10/1/2014 7:32 AM

Tips for Writing Samples?



historycat

Many full time archaeology job ads request a writing sample. I have written a few technical reports, but am not quite sure what pages to include as a part of a sample. What about sensitive site information? Should I redact information about site location? Any advice would be welcome!

Thank you




Post ID#20579 - replied 10/1/2014 6:12 PM



whatamIdoing

Send a full technical report sans appendices with redacted site location specifics. That's it! 

Post ID#20873 - replied 4/14/2017 1:11 PM



Delenn74

I was invited to apply for a permanent position after submitting an app for a seasonal posting. The app form for permanent position asks for two writing samples. I have not actually written any technical reports. What can I submit instead? And how long should they be? I only really have one substantial length (15 pages / 25 with refs and appendices) paper readily available in digital form salvaged from old floppy disk. Some other coursework related 1-2 page "assignments". I think I might have my BA thesis on paper at the back of my storage unit which would be relevant to the area. Would it be worth digging out and scanning? This is for a permanent tech level job.   

Post ID#20874 - replied 4/14/2017 1:11 PM



Delenn74

I was invited to apply for a permanent position after submitting an app for a seasonal posting. The app form for permanent position asks for two writing samples. I have not actually written any technical reports. What can I submit instead? And how long should they be? I only really have one substantial length (15 pages / 25 with refs and appendices) paper readily available in digital form salvaged from old floppy disk. Some other coursework related 1-2 page "assignments". I think I might have my BA thesis on paper at the back of my storage unit which would be relevant to the area. Would it be worth digging out and scanning? This is for a permanent tech level job. Thanks!   

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