ESSAY WRITING CONTEST
The judging criteria are divided into three portions namely Form, Content and Impression.
FORM (Total 30 marks)
This is the structural part of the essay – it is the backbone of the essay. This portion includesthe following.
(spelling, punctuation, etc.) Participation are urged to take care of the basics of theEnglish grammar.
Organization of an essay means the pattern of ideas expressed by the contestants,most usually top to bottom in an essay of limited length. A disorganized essay will bediscouraged.3.
(use of proper word, sentence structure paragraphing, etc) This portion includes theuse of creative and innovative words and phrases. This section emphasis on theclarity and implement ability of the ideas presented.
CONTENT (Total 50 marks)
This is the most essential part of the essay. It must include the main and supporting ideas of the writer on the theme. This portion will reflect the level of substance in the essay. Thisessay writer must have demonstrated preparation toward the goal stated.
1.MAIN IDEA(S) (25)
It is vital that the theme of the contest (i.e. how to attract sufficient sustainableresources for SSOs) is clearly addressed. There could be a central argument whichshould be effectively supported with substantiates.
2.SUPPORTING IDEAS (25)
The main ideas presented must be thoroughly discussed. The contestant can citeexamples, observations, studies, experience, and activities in support of the mainideas of the essay.
IMPRESSION (Total 20 marks)
This part is for the judge’s reaction. This portion gives opinions.
The judges must have the impression that the essay highlights the essence of thetheme.
2.STYLE / CREATIVITY (10)