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Bill Vanderburgh

Marcus is correct.

Cecil Burrow

I agree that it would be a *big* mistake. A writing sample should be more or less entirely self-contained, and introductions never are (otherwise what would be the point of the rest of the book.)
I'm not interested in your ability to say 'I will consider the argument for X in a later chapter', I'm interested in your ability to actually display your argument for X in detail.

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