I am applying to Music Technology at NYU, and writing samples are requested. However there is no clear guidance on the webpage about my question. I've also sent email for the query, but still no response probably due to thanksgiving. Since the deadline is approaching, I am asking here for your help.
I am wondering if it is necessary (or better) to include a cover sheet on top of every submitted writing sample. If so, could you please give some suggestion on content as well as format/layout of the cover sheet? Because most of the resources or examples on the internet are for law schools, and I don't know if they apply to EE, CS or related fields. I am asking because I'm not sure about whether there is any "formal" way of doing this, including the proper content and layout.
Thanks very much for your help!
EDIT: Below is the description for the writing sample:
Program A: Please submit samples of previous scholarly work on music technology or related fields. You must submit at least three papers that best represent your ability to conduct research and write effectively about your area of specialization. We encourage you to submit published work.
There is nothing about cover sheet, so it might be unnecessary. Just that I am wondering if it is better to have one.
Program B: There is the other school asking for writing sample and it says Include your full name and department to which you are applying at the top of the document.
In this case, it seems better to include a cover having the requested information. If so, what do you suggest to write and in what format/layout?