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Reading and Writing • Series

📝Writing Contest!!

Next session on Aug 25, 2024

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Brooke M and 5 others

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This is going to be a super fun creative writing contest! We now have all of our rules and prompt finalized! Keep reading for all of the details.

Rules:
No ChatGPT or other ai text generators.
No Grammarly AI.
No offensive language.
Keep writing relevant to the prompt.
Have fun, no stress! :)

Judging Criteria:
Must be Relevant
The story should stay within the parameters of the prompt. You can stray slightly since these are vague prompts, but if you don’t have any aspect of the prompt in your story, you will be disqualified.
Must be grammatically correct
The spelling and grammar of your story should be at least 90% accurate. I understand that English grammar rules are weird, so we won’t be too strict on things like the oxford comma or anything like that. If more than half of your story has misspellings and obvious grammatical errors, you will be disqualified.
Must be original
Your story should be something that you can come up with on your own and are proud of! If we have a strong indication that this isn't your original work (e.g. using AI, copying out of a book) you will be disqualified.
Must be engaging
You will have three months to write your story, use it all! Your story should make us want to keep reading, perhaps even want a longer story! You have the time to add as much imagery and dialogue as you want! You won't be disqualified for a “boring” story, but your chances of winning will definitely go down.
Must be consistent
Your story should keep the same tone, POV,(first person, second, third limited, and third omniscient) and tense.(past, present, future) This falls in its own category because you can have two grammatically correct sentences, but have them in two different tenses. If you can’t keep 95% consistency, your chances of winning will go down significantly.

Page Limit:
There is a Maximum of 10 pages allowed. It’s alright if you have like 10.2 pages, we just don’t have the time to read a novella in time for the winners to be announced. You can also make it as short as you want too.

And finally, the prompt:
The main protagonist is teleported into a different time. (past) Describe the different types of people and things they encounter.


We're all super excited to see what amazing stories you come up with! Happy Writing! 😁


✋ ATTENDANCE POLICY

You can join anytime you want, just make sure to DM me or one of the co-hosts your writing before the deadline if you want us to consider it for grading.

Dates

May 25 - September 24

Learners

30 / 30

Total Sessions

3

About the Tutors

I'm a homeschooled rising senior that loves baking, reading, and writing! I am super excited to be able to help fellow students with all kinds of difficult subjects, and just have some fun. I am currently studying German, AP Calculus, AP Biology, and AP Psychology and I hope to learn so much more as I continue to meet new people here!

View Brooke M's Profile

Hey!! My name is Alina, and I'm a rising Junior from FL! I love to read, to work out, and to (re)watch Marvel movies and many others. I'm so excited to be a part of the Schoolhouse communities and to be able to help others learn more:) Hope to talk to you soon!

View Alina J's Profile

I'm an 8th grader that's passionate about biology. I'm studying anatomy, the piano, Spanish, AP history, AP biology, and pretty much anything that peaks my interest. I like to play video games and sing along to songs (Regardless if I know the words or not). If given the chance I will pet every animal I come across. Go check out some of Jason W's classes, he is extremely nice and fun. He's a great person and a great tutor, and I'm beyond excited host a session with him!! 😊🤩😁

View Kennedy M's Profile

Hello! I am an eighth-grader from Connecticut who takes Honors Geometry at my local high school and is passionate in finance, computer science, and music! I love to cook, play field hockey, play piano, sing, and help others! I am here not only to help people but also to gain experience in teaching so I can pursue it in high school! My dream job is an investment banker/hedge fund manager.

View Sierra M's Profile

Hi there! I am a high school freshman from Texas and I attend a public high school (Go Eagles! 💚). I signed up for Schoolhouse mainly to tutor in Pre Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Reading & Writing, and History. I am tutoring for volunteer hours at my school. I love reading and watching TV. If you have any questions, feel free to message me or attend one of my sessions and I will be happy to help!

View Aneesh M's Profile

Hii! I'm Ayesha, I'm a junior from Florida! I love to read a wide variety of books (especially thrillers and romance) and I love cats and will pet every cat I see! I'm a current Hospice volunteer, Writer for The Youth Insight and Future Doctor Network and an Editor for the Newsletter Team! Additionally, I tutor various subjects such as Pre-Algebra, Biology and English (Reading & Writing), so send me a message if you would like to some help on any of these topics and I'll be more than happy to help out! :3 😸💚

View Ayesha A's Profile

Upcoming Sessions

2
25
Aug

Session 2

Essay Writing

This is the deadline for the contest! We won't have all of your entries graded yet so you don't actually have to attend this session.
24
Sep

Session 3

Essay Writing

This is when we announce the winners! There will be a total of three winners, from third place to first. We will give shout-outs to everyone that participated!

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