State Contest Director
Integrating Ready Writing into Classroom Instruction
Elements of the Contest
In the Ready Writing Contest, the students are given two hours to write expository compositions. They have a choice between two prompts, each an excerpt from literature, publications (past and present) or speeches.
Ready Writing Overview Video
Expository writing explains, proves, or explores a topic in a balanced way, allowing the argument and the evidence given to be the deciding factor in the paper.
The composition is judged on interest (60%), organization (30%) and correctness of style (10%).