Writing Sample Packages

    Writing Sample Packages

     

    Do either of the following scenarios describe you?

    Scenario 1. You are applying for a program that requires a writing sample of 1 - 15 pages. You have a decent draft of your sample, but you also have concerns: 
      • You’re not sure your current draft conveys your passion for your specialty and for academic research. 
      • You wonder if it convincingly argues the merits of your proposed research. 
      • You’re worried that it does not show you as a member of the writing elite and deserving of acceptance to programs requiring research and writing samples. 

    If these doubts are running through your mind, then the Silver Writing Sample Package is perfect for you!

    Scenario 2. You are interested in applying to programs that require a writing sample, and you have: 
      • Ideas and perhaps have jotted down a weak draft that contains the direction of your intended research, or
      • An undergraduate research paper that you realize is far from graduate quality. 

    But, you do not yet have a solid draft. It’s more of an idea kernel than a working draft. 

    The Gold Writing Sample Package is just what you need.

    Both Writing Sample Packages are flat rate with no time-based charges. No clock ticking. 

    Here’s what you get with each one:

      Silver Writing Sample Package Gold Writing Sample Package
      Requires solid draft Requires research idea
    Guidance on developing your topic.
    ✔️
    Advice on determining sources.
    ✔️
    Recommendations to clarify arguments and effectively use evidence.
    ✔️
    One outline for your writing sample w maximum length requirement/guideline of up to 15 pages double-spaced*
    ✔️
    Developmental (content) critique of one draft.
    1 critique 2 critiques
    Line editing on one writing sample.
    2 submissions 3 submissions
      $1,975 $3,395

     

    Optional Add-Ons

    Length Add-on: For every additional 10 pages in maximum length. (If your sample requires 20 additional pages in maximum length, please change the quantity to “2” in the shopping cart)
    I want to speak to a consultant before I buy!

    Who are the Consultants?

    Your consultants have either worked on PhD admissions committees themselves or worked in Phd advising offices and scholarship resource centers. Many have Ph.D. degrees or are close to earning their PhD degrees. They are supremely qualified to guide you in the writing process and provide the feedback and suggestions so critical to a sophisticated writing sample that contains outstanding content and writing.

    Whether you choose the Gold or the Silver package, you will work one-on-one with your advisor, who will provide advice, feedback, and editing via email, phone, and video conferencing.

     

    Notes About the Silver & Gold Writing Sample Packages:

    1. Accepted will refer you to a consultant who has familiarity with your subject matter. However, you will provide the subject matter expertise. 
    2. One package is for one writing sample in one specialty. If you want more than one outline or more reviews than is included in your package, your consultant can provide the additional service, but you will incur additional charges.
    3. Your draft must be within 25% of the target limit or you will incur additional charges.
    4. Packages must all be used in one application cycle.
    5. Our rates provide a two-business-day turnaround for each round of editing.
    6. If you request to change consultants or work with an additional consultant, you will incur additional charges.

    Boring But Important Stuff

    • All rates are expressed and billed in U.S. dollars.
    • Our regular rates provide two-business-day turnaround for each round of editing. 
    • Services are subject to availability.
    • All prices are subject to change without notice.