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Question about Essay Contests

staymotivatedstaymotivated Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
edited April 2013 in College Essays
Hello CC,

Sometimes there are scholarship contests in which you're asked to write an essay on a book. The contest guidelines could include three to four topics from which you're asked to choose one and discuss. What type of an essay do most judges expect? By what type of an essay, I mean reflective, persuasive, etc.

Thank you in Advance. :)
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Replies to: Question about Essay Contests

  • joeycaliforniajoeycalifornia Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    Impossible to answer that without knowing what the essay topics are, what organization sponsors the contest, etc. I've seen contests that clearly want persuasive essays, and I've seen contests that clearly want reflective essays.
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