Monthly Archives: September 2011

Princeton Tutoring 2011 Essay Competition – Results

by Greg Wong

Our first annual essay competition was a great success! We were pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of submissions by our contestants. We are happy to announce the winners of this year’s competition:

Middle School WinnerJacky Wu, 8th grader at Montgomery Upper Middle School
High School WinnerNikki Freihofer, 11th grader at Evanston Township

Congratulations to both Jacky and Nikki! Their essays were well-written, creative, and thoughtful. Thank you to all who participated. We are looking forward to another successful competition next year.

Creative Writing vs Formal Essay Writing

by KC Wade

As a tutor, I worked with high school freshmen struggling to master the formal essay. You may think that English is the only class that will require you to write essays, but strong writing is important in many academic subjects. Science courses require lab reports written in a clear, logical style, and those attempting Advanced Placement history courses know that the DBQ essay is no joke!

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