Now, you can share your dreams and big ideas with the world by entering the 5th annual PIG TALES Writing Competition, presented by SCANA Energy.
The competition is offered by Kennesaw Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Cobb Schools Foundation and Cobb County Public Library System; and is open to all students in grades K-8 attending any public, private or home school in Cobb County.
Students are invited to write a short story or essay, in 750 words or less, about how they would make the world a better place.
That’s about three minutes when read aloud at your natural pace.Name your belief: If you can’t name it in a sentence or two, your essay might not be about belief.
These three well-written essays create a strong set. The first and the last would have been impressive on their own. Reading them all together magnifies their impact considerably. This student does an especially good job of targeting the school. This student focuses his first essay on his extracurriculars and relates them to why Duke would be perfect for him. He focuses the third on his Chinese background and how it relates to his career goals and academic interests. Then he also relates these interests to why Duke matches him perfectly. His favorite book provided the focus of the second essay. What makes this second essay better than others like it is that the applicant manages to put himself into the question. He does not just talk about the book, he uses it to talk about himself and stress the inquisitive nature of his personality-always a plus.
And so they deliberately wentabout creating literature, essays, novels, philosophy, poetry, and other writingthat were clearly different from anything from England, France, Germany, or anyother European nation.