Writing is an important part of life, whether at School, College, University as part of studies also referred as ‘Academic Writing’ or at workplace and business, referred to as ‘Professional Writing’. It helps express feelings and thoughts to the other in a relatively permanent way and helps express thoughts, feelings, ideas and beliefs. Writing encourages and enhances critical thinking, creative thinking and helps in organising thoughts and improve communication skills.
Writing also improves develop professional arguments about a topic and articulate opinions. It also helps in better presentation of facts. For students, good writing skills are important also when writing their SoP (Statement of Purpose) for admission to universities, colleges for higher education. It is important therefore, that every student develops good writing skills and can continuously improve it.
Students are given a choice of 5 topics at each level. They need to choose any one topic and submit their essay. One student can submit only one essay.
All submissions will be assessed and graded on pre-defined parameters given below. The weightage in terms of points is also given along with the parameters to help students understand how the assessment framework is designed.
Within each parameter, the key attributes that best describe what the parameter means is also given.
Students are advised to understand the guidelines below when writing their Essay.
It is recommended that students undertake some research on the topic they choose, read a few articles on the internet, watch videos and then formulate their thoughts that will translate into the Essay.
It is important to note, that while we encourage research, Plagiarism is not accepted and will be dealt with strictly at the time of assessment. Plagiarised essay are likely to be rejected and may not be included in the competition or receive a penalty of upto 30%.