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Princeton Graded Written Paper

Hi. I'm a senior applying to Princeton in January.

I have recently learned that the more teacher's comments there are, the better the admission officers would view the graded written paper.

My graded written paper is about the Great Gatsby and, unfortunately, it is 3 pages long, but I wrote it during AP English Literature & Composition this year. I have also gotten full score. However, I have only 3 comments on my paper.

Therefore, I asked my teacher just now if he could add additional comments for the paper (I read that is possible to do that). He has not replied yet, but I was wondering if I could upload a digital copy of his comments? It's winter break, so I can't meet him personally. Therefore, his comments are probably going to be on a separate Google document. Can I upload the original paper (with the 3 comments), rubric, and the document? Is that allowed?

Additionally, if my teacher does not reply back, I would have to just submit the paper. I am worried that a lack of comments would not impress the admission officers (my paper itself isn't that impressive even though I got full score).

Moreover, am I allowed to upload as a pdf by scanning the written work?

Thank you.

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2 answers

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20 days ago

Hello!

I wouldn't recommend you to submit three different attachments (original paper (with the 3 comments), rubric, and the document) to apply, as this can become confusing to the admissions office. What I can advise you, is that you create a new Google Docs in where you put the three things together (original paper (with the 3 comments), rubric, and the document).

Additionally, if your teacher does not reply on time, don't stress over it, as you can always add "additional materials" in the Princeton Application portal, once you have applied

Good luck!

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19 days ago

By the way, Princeton asks you to submit feedback if there was any. In theory it might be okay if you don't have any feedback.

Since you already have 3 comments, I think you're fine

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