Personal Essay Writing Competition 2021
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Tööde esitamise tähtaeg on 26. aprill 2021.
Each student may submit only one essay for this competition. They should be allowed guidance, but no direct editing assistance from teachers (i.e. teachers may read the essay and offer critiques on content should they so choose, but not on grammar and spelling). The essays must be truthful and original.
The following prompts are suggestions for topics. However, if you have another topic you would like to write about please feel free to explore that. Your essay should remain personal, however. It should still tell me something special about you!
These prompts are from the US Common Application for the 2019-2020 year
1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe an application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
2. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
3. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma – anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
4. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Use this essay as an opportunity to practice writing about yourself. Since these prompts are from the common college application in the USA, they are written to allow you to market yourself as a person. Can you write in a convincing manner about yourself and your life experiences?
There is no exact formula for writing a good personal essay, so you have the wheel!
Please submit your essay in a Word file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on April 26th, 2021.
The awards ceremony for all participants will be held on a later date.
Esseede teemad ja esitatavad nõuded leiate meie veebilehe allserva lisatud pdf-failist või klikkides võistluse plakati peale ning meie facebookis.