J&B Blue Program (Harvard_Finalist)“Using Evidence and Persuasive Writing for the Harvard International Economics Essay Contest” Highlights: J&B worked with the client to compose around 1,300-word essay for the Harvard International Economics Essay Contest that was “highly commended” by the judges. Working in a three-person team, J&B split the project into five steps and provided the client with a detailed outline, sample sources, and a series of edits and revisions that helped the client develop a tight, cohesive, and argumentative stance. As the client is a persuasive writer, J&B assisted the client in forming a strong commentary on the essay topic they chose while also acknowledging its nuances. J&B and the client paid close attention to the evidence utilized in the essay, and at the end of the project, the client was satisfied with their final draft. The Topic:J&B worked with the client on an essay submission for the Harvard International Economics Essay (HIEEC) Contest. The client produced a 1,300-word essay that was “finalists” by the HIEEC panel of judges. The Process:J&B worked in a three-person team and split the project into five steps to facilitate the essay-writing and editing process. After providing the client with a detailed outline, the client created a first draft with a revised thesis and added content that elaborated the client’s position on the essay prompt they chose. J&B then provided the client with several sample sources offering additional evidence for their claims, which the client incorporated into their final draft. Throughout the editing and revising process, J&B and the client worked closely during Zoom sessions to share feedback and essay goals, collaborating to ensure that the focus of the client’s essay remained tight, cohesive, and argumentative. Writing Style:As the client is a strong persuasive writer, J&B helped the client form a strong commentary on the topic they chose. The client also emphasized that they wanted to take a firm stance while incorporating the nuances of their argument into their essay, which J&B helped the client achieve through a series of back-and-forth revisions and suggestions. As the client was attentive to the cohesion of their narrative, J&B and the client cooperated to ensure that every piece of evidence in the client’s essay was relevant to their thesis. At the end of the project, the client was satisfied with the quality of their final draft. J&B’s Key Goals: Persuasive writing Strong evidence Collaborative editing and revising Clear communication Evaluation: The client independently gathered sources and used them to frame their argument. The client displayed critical thought and carefully reviewed the structure/content of the essay to meet their goals. In the conclusion, the client was able to concisely state their ideas and refer back to their claims in a logical, organized manner. The client was also able to cite their sources in in-text citations. The client had some difficulty expressing their argument in the earlier stages of the project. For future projects, we recommend that the client contribute their thoughts/ideas/analyses to the written structure of the essay, rather than in the comments section.