TutorNerds is concerned high school students are entering college with insufficient writing skills.
Irvine,CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014
As a part of the Orange County community, local tutoring company TutorNerds is concerned high school students are entering college with insufficient writing skills. According to a study administered by the National Center for Educational Progress, four out of five American students do not write proficiently. This is alarming. So how can we help? In addition to our tutoring services, we are committed to making this crisis part of everyday educational conversations. Most importantly, we want to show writing can be fun and fulfilling.
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” - Anais Nin.
In a world of word processors, tweets, and texts, it’s often difficult for students to realize the importance of writing well. Sadly, most individuals discover too late that their abilities are not up to par with college standards. From college personal statements to cover letters, having the ability to write well will always be an advantage.
For the reasons mentioned above, TutorNerds officially announces its Essay Contest for Orange County 9-12th graders. This essay contest gives local students the chance to compete for a first place Grand Prize of $500 towards the student’s education.
The contest specifics are as followed:
The contest is open to current students of any Orange County private or public high schools.
The essay prompt reads: “Describe why you believe writing well is important for your future.”
The contest submissions should be no more than 1,500 words written preferably with Microsoft Word and saved as a Word document. The 1,500 max word count should be taken seriously, as submissions with any more than 1,500 words will not be considered.
Students are required to ensure their submissions are written in Times New Roman, 12 point font, and double spaced.
Submissions must be of entirely original content. Students are not allowed to receive any help from friends or family. Moreover, these submissions must be something that the student has written for this particular essay contest. This means that articles or content from previous school assignments, or even past essay contests, will not be accepted.
Contest submissions will be judged on three aspects:
- Quality of content (including writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, structure, etc.);
- Persuasiveness of the student’s argument(s) as well as the persuasiveness of the student’s counter-argument(s);
- Overall Originality (essays should be enjoyable, enlightening, and easy to read. In other words, use your own voice!).
First place will receive $500 towards his or her education. In addition, the top five essays will be credited and published on our blog.
In order to be considered for this contest, students who submit content must also follow TutorNerds on twitter (@TutorNerds), as well as like TutorNerds’ Facebook page. Don’t be a contest hog! Help us spread the word by sharing, tweeting, and telling other Orange County high schoolers about the competition.
In honor of Walt Whitman’s birthday, the deadline for submitting content is Noon on May 31, 2014. Each student is asked to include in his or her submission their full name, e-mail address, phone number, the high school in which the student currently attends, grade level, and the student’s twitter handle. Students should submit their essays to info(at)tutornerds(dot)com.
The winners’ names will be posted the week of the 16th of June, 2014. Students who submitted winning essays will also be contact via telephone, so it’s vital that students provide a correct telephone number.
This contest is void where prohibited by law. TutorNerds LLC reserves the right to refuse to award if doing so violates any applicable state laws.
TutorNerds is the growing leader in private in-home tutoring in Southern California. What sets us above the competition? We carefully hire each tutor individually in order to ensure students are getting an experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly educator. We then personally match students with the right tutor for them. And to meet every student’s needs, we also offer experts in standardized exams, like the SAT and ACT, as well as college admissions consulting. We are currently working with students throughout Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles.
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