Updated: Mar 28, 2019
In order for me to evaluate your writing and skill level in a free 30-minute consultation, I need you to do some homework. I recommend you give yourself a couple of days' lead time to complete this assignment to the best of your ability. Following instructions is important!
I need to see about two pages of your best writing to get a feel for your writing skills. The topic can be about anything at all, but your best work is probably about something familiar to you. If you're just getting started and not sure what to send me, just write a short introductory essay telling me a little bit about yourself and your goals.
Notes: It's okay if you want to send an excerpt from a longer document, and you will not get extra "points" for writing more. Please stick to the requirements.
I am asking you to follow some technical instructions next. If you don't know how to do all the instructions, please submit the work anyway. In our meeting, we will need to discuss what tasks you don't know how to do so I can make an accurate assessment of what you need to learn to be proficient.
1. Type your document in MS Word with the following formatting:
Margins: 1" all around
Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt.
Spacing: Double spaced
Page breaks: Insert a page break at the bottom of the first page
Comments: Highlight a word or sentence in your document and insert a comment about it. It doesn't matter what your comment says; I just want to see if you know how to do it.
Other: Put your last name and running page number in the header or footer of the document.
2. Once you have contacted me about a consultation, I will give you an email address to send me your document as an attachment. In addition to attaching your document, let me know your availability to meet and give me your phone number so I can call you to finalize our plans.
3. Bring a hard copy of your document to our consultation.
What are you waiting for? Do your homework and schedule a free 30-minute consultation today.
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