2014 Essay Contest

  • Arlington ISD students only
  • Applicants must be all day participant in LIFE Academy
  • Must be present to WIN  & CLAIM PRIZE
  • Must submit your essay to your school SOAR Coordinator by the due date
 

ARLINGTON COALITION FOR EDUCATION

LIFE ACADEMY – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014

BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL  8:30A.M – 2:00 P.M.


ESSAY CONTEST

TOPICS:


JUNIOR HIGH – HOW CAN PERSONAL COMMITMENT LEAD TO SUCCESS IN SCHOOL?

    

SENIOR HIGH – HOW CAN PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES LEAD TO SUCCESS?


PRIZES: IPAD AND OTHER PRIZES****

DUE DATE:  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 to SOAR COORDINATOR


CONTEST RULES:


The essay should be typed in 12 inch font and should be no more than 300 words, double spaced. 

 

It will be judged on the following points:

    • Clarity (making sense, having meaning, being clear)
    • Grammar and spelling
    • Following instructions
    • Adherence to the topic (stick to theme and three main ideas)

All essay participants' entry form and essay cover sheet must include:  name, contact number, grade and school. You MUST attend Life Academy on February 22, 2014 to be considered an eligible winner.


HELPFUL TIPS FOR WRITING A 3.5 ESSAY


INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH

This paragraph includes the theme (topic) and the three main ideas to support it.


1ST PARAGRAPH

This paragraph restates the first main idea and gives details to support it.


2ND PARAGRAPH

This paragraph restates the second main idea and gives details to support it.


3RD PARAGRAPH

This paragraph restates the third main idea and gives details to support it.


CONCLUSION

This paragraph is a summary, a wrap-up or a review of the ideas.


GOOD LUCK!!!