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Ready Writing

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

Additional Information

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%).
 

Use of Laptops

State Contest Director

CONTEST HANDBOOK

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Integrating Ready Writing into Classroom Instruction