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How do I write the graded paper for Princeton?


I am in my senior year, and plan on applying to Princeton. I recently found out about the graded paper requirement and have looked everywhere for tips. However, nobody talks about writing the actual paper, nor about who should grade it. If it helps, I am taking English, French, Accounting, Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Also, what am I supposed to write about?


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I’m pretty sure that you don’t write the paper from scratch but rather you submit a paper you wrote as an assignment for school that your teacher graded. What I would do is: 1) if you wrote any papers/research assignments in your classes junior year, keep track of which ones and then look through them. 2) Pick the one you feel that showcased your best ability (and that you also got a good grade on). If you don’t have one that you would use, then keep in mind that the beginning of senior year you will probably write some assignment/paper for a class, and tell your teacher AFTER they grade it tat you are going to submit it as a supplement to Princeton. Good luck!

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Hi, I looked up "princeton graded paper" and on the Princeton website, guidelines for this essay are included. The link is:

Hope this helps!