As of now, the competition is scheduled for Saturday, March 28th at 9:00 AM at Chapin High School. Please be at the school no later than 8:30 A.M. We will meet with the rest of the Jeff/Silva teams in the gym. Please bring a couple of pencils. Come get my cell number from me so that you can call or text with questions, comments, or concerns.
Here is a link to the official UIL Ready Writing Competition page.
Here is a link to some sample writing prompts.
Here is the rubric used to grade each essay.
This is a sample essay. This one just so happens to have won state.
Date/Time: As of NOW, the competition will be at Chapin High on Saturday, March 28th at 11:30 A.M. Be at the school no later than 11:00 A.M. We will meet with the rest of the Jeff/Silva teams in the gym. Please get my cellphone number from me now so that you can call me or text me with any questions or concerns.
This is the general contest overview. It explains all of the different parts of the test.
This is the official website of UIL Literary Criticism Competition.
Here is a sample of the tie-breaking essay prompt.
Here are the links to all of the study materials I have given you and some that are only available online. PLEASE make use of these materials:
Click here for a link to my Quizlet folder. It contains 19 different flashcard sets covering all of the major areas of the test.
Here is the American Literature timeline.
Here is the British Literature timeline.
Here is a link to some background information on Emily Dickinson.
This is the Sparknotes (c) page for Emily Dickinson's poetry.
Here is the Major Works Data Sheet template for use on the novel and the play.
This is the Sparknotes (c) page for Beowulf.
Here is some background information on Henrik Ibsen.
This is the Sparknotes (c) page for A Doll's House.
Remember that I am coaching this year's Literary Criticism Team, as well as the Ready Writing Team.
-Information on Literary Criticism can be found here.
Here is this year's reading list.
-Information on Ready Writing can be found here.
-I have one spot left on each team, but I am more than happy to work with alternates and students who would like to train for next year.
-Meetings will not begin until January and dates will depend on the availability of the majority of the team.
-Contact me ASAP if you are interested!