Date of publication: 2017-09-04 21:16
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, managed by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 6888. Every year, it offers all Commonwealth youth aged 68 and under the opportunity to express their hopes for the future, opinions of the present, and thoughts on the past through the written word. The competition is used by individuals and teachers to build confidence, develop writing skills, support creativity and encourage critical thinking, using literacy to empower people to become global citizens.
In several cases, a chain of English medium schools is operated under a particular organization. With the passage of time, the philanthropic spirit of the founders of these organizations has been replaced by a commercial approach which legitimizes the selling of education at the highest price possible.
However, there are ways in which your essay could be improved. My comments in this critique describe ways to make your writing more vivid and offer recommendations on how to make your statement more convincing.
When a bridge collapses or an airplane crashes, I suppose “validation” and “learning styles” will be an acceptable excuse.
God save us from the stupidity of wishful thinking.
In other words, education at all levels is practically available at a nominal cost. It may also be noted that about 79 per cent of the total subsidy (Rs 9,576 crores) finances elementary and secondary education and 69 per cent is devoted to university and higher education.
I met a very friendly and attractive female of Taiwanese background a couple of years ago, who was working as a civil engineer at the Houston division of the Texas Dept. of Transportation. As I am a long time electrical engineer, I was interested in her opinion of her job as it might relate to my experience with female engineers. Her answer was not vague she did not like her job and was considering leaving engineering and gave one scenario: It was very wearing on her to be in meetings with engineers who she described as being hyper-aggressive (read: can-do, energetic, dedicated). The personality style of the males in engineering did not suit her and she was not bitter. Deal with it dude. You didn 8767 t invent Nature so being pissed at it is a dead end.
Worldwide there has been a large shift towards less physically demanding work. This has been accompanied by increasing use of mechanized transportation, a greater prevalence of labor saving technology in the home, and less active recreational pursuits.
Nutrition and recovery can be compromised by psychological compulsions (eating disorders such as exercise bulimia, anorexia, and other bulimias), misinformation, a lack of organization, or a lack of motivation.
Overall, this is an excellent start to a compelling essay. Keep in mind that although the committee allows you to write up to five pages, three double-spaced pages is usually adequate. Feel free to add more detail, but make sure your text is concise and transparent. You might consider "writing" ideas and then "rewriting" them. Too often, authors put ideas onto the page, but do not render those ideas compellingly. Giving your sentences a bit of extra effort, and giving your experiences a bit of extra reflection, will result in a persuasive essay that compliments your accomplishments and character.
It is also held that taking into account the widespread social benefits of literacy, the rate of return on primary education is the highest. But higher education is also a merit good because it enhances the capabilities and efficiency of the citizens.