The National Writing Board provides a unique independent
assessment service for the history research papers of high school
students. We have evaluated papers from 31 states and two Canadian provinces. Two senior secondary instructors review the paper, and a three- or four-page report is sent to the author, who may then
decide which college admissions officers should receive it to add
to the information they now have with which to evaluate an applicant.
We have mailed our reports, at the request of the authors, to 80 college Deans of Admission.
These papers are evaluated within eight weeks against an independent academic expository
writing standard developed by The Concord Review,
since 1987 the only quarterly journal in the world for the academic
work of high school students of history writing in English. E-mail any questions to Will Fitzhugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our assessment service has been endorsed by the following 39 colleges:
Amherst, Boston University, Bowdoin, Carnegie Mellon, Claremont
McKenna, Colgate, Connecticut College, Cooper Union, Dartmouth, Duke, Eckerd,
Emory, George Mason, Georgetown, Hamilton, Harvard, Haverford, Illinois
Wesleyan, Lafayette, Lehigh, Michigan, Middlebury, Northwestern,
Notre Dame, Pitzer, Princeton, Reed, Richmond, Sarah Lawrence, Shimer, Smith, Spelman,
Stanford, Trinity (CT), Tufts, the University of Virginia, Washington and
Lee, Williams, and Yale.