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Common Text Essay Contest

photo of a student writingOpen to all new Wright State University first year students who are starting fall 2013

Prizes include:

  • $250 cash
  • Gift Certificate to Wright State's Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Invitation to attend dinner with Common Text author Wes Moore
How to enter the Wright State University Common Text Essay Contest:
  1. Get your free copy of The Other Wes Moore-One Name, Two Fates at Wright State Orientation
  2. Read The Other Wes Moore-One Name, Two Fates
  3. Select a excerpt from the book (25-50 words) that best represents an important theme in The Other Wes Moore-One Name, Two Fates
  4. Write an essay (250-350 words) explaining why the theme you name is important and why your excerpt represents it well
  5. Submit your excerpt, theme, and essay below.

The winner and winning excerpt from The Other Wes Moore-One Name, Two Fates will be announced at Freshman Convocation in the Nutter Center.

Contest deadline is August 7, 2013.

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25-50 words
250-350 words