Open to All First Year Students
On page 29 author Hope Jahren writes:
“Science has taught me that everything is more complicated than we first assume, and that being able to derive happiness from discovery is a recipe for a beautiful life.”
As you enter college and reflect on “Lab Girl ” How does this statement apply to your worldview as a beginning college student and how you might approach your academic journey? Use a second quote from the book that helps reinforce this. Consider your openness to change, challenges and discovery.
PART A: Essays will be judged on use of textual evidence, originality of thought and clarity of prose. The completed essay should contain no more than 750 words, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font, and including a heading that states the title of the essay, your name, and the best way to contact you. Files must be Word docs or PDFs.
PART B: Based on what you’ve read in the book, what would you like to ask Hope Jahren?
Prizes: First Place = $300 Second Place = $150 Third Place = $100 Fourth Place = $50
Essays and questions are due no later than 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 17, 2018.
Send material as an email attachment to: FYE-Essay@udel.edu, and write “FYE Essay Contest” in the subject line.To be considered for the awards, you must complete and submit both parts A and B above by the deadline.