enders_shadow (enders_shadow) wrote in applyingtograd,

Advice on writing sample?

Hey, so I'm looking to go back to school and apply to some grad programs. I am concerned because I do not have a writing sample. Sadly, all my final year writings disappeared in a computer death. It's been awhile since I wrote anything in a serious academic manner and am worried about crafting a writing sample from scratch.

I have some of my sophomore year writings, which are, well, sophomoric, but I suppose I could take one of those and tweak it. I'm just unsure what direction to take my writing.

I have a B.A. in philosophy and want to go back for that, though I have been working in a different (if vaguely related) field.

So, fellow applicants, what do you suggest? Start fresh with something or tweak a weak piece of writing?
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