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    Hi , P.D. that I am in process with has writing sampler as one of employment steps ,can you tell me what does it mean ?Some of Dept. here ask you to write essay "Why I want to be a cop " in 150 words in handwriting on application form . But basically Dept that I am trying to get with tells candidates that they have to submit writing sampler on a oral board day. But no future explanation what is WS .Please and thank you.

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    they want to see your pen-menship (sp?), your word usage, spelling, etc.

    they want to make sure you know how to write correctly.
    Applied to Marietta PD-August 8, 2005
    Written test passed-August 16, 2005
    Background book turned in-September 6, 2005
    Oral board passed-September 12, 2005
    Psych test-September 16, 2005
    Polygraph test passed-September 26, 2005

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    • #3
      I tried getting my department to require a writing sample the last few times we were hiring. The plan would have been to have each applicant show up thirty minutes early for the oral board, and they would use that time to write (by hand) a page or two on why they want to be a police officer.

      After the interview, we
      Cogito ergo summopere periculosus.

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      • #4
        That is the scenario for my oral board on Sept. 12th. We have to write a paragraph on why we want to work for Marietta PD and why we want to be a cop. I assume the board will be grading our papers...
        Applied to Marietta PD-August 8, 2005
        Written test passed-August 16, 2005
        Background book turned in-September 6, 2005
        Oral board passed-September 12, 2005
        Psych test-September 16, 2005
        Polygraph test passed-September 26, 2005

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        • #5
          Thank you and good luck

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