2018-2019 Just Read! Essay Contest Information
With a specific argument, consider a current social justice issue with direct relationship and connection to issues raised by the content and/or context of $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing In America. As part of your argument, $2.00 A Day should be discussed and cited directly. You may also cite outside sources, but it is not a requirement. Submissions may be individually or group authored.
- Suggested essay length is around 1300 words (1500 words max).
- Entries due: March 22, 2019
- Entries will be judged by select faculty and administrators involved with USD Just Read!
Essays that meet the Submission Requirement will be scored on the four criteria listed below.
Significance: Identify and address a social justice issue that is of significant concern stemming from your reading of $2.00 A Day.
Social Justice Principles: Explicitly identify the principles that are relevant and important to your considering at the issue(s).
Strength of Argument: Provide supportive evidence (e.g., personal narrative, scholarly sources) for your argument in a clear and organized manner
Connection to Book: Connect and integrate your argument with ideas from $2.00 A Day in a complex and deep manner.
1st Place $400
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
Winning essays will be featured on the CEE website and in USD publications.