President Gerald R. Ford Scholarship Essay Challenge 2018-2019
Helpful Links and Resources for Your Essay Preparation

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Helpful Websites

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Suggestions for your Essay Writing

  • Manage your time and pace yourself throughout the creation of your essay.
  • Properly plan for your essay by creating an outline of your ideas. Use these outlined notes to organize your thoughts into a quality essay.
  • Include your personal definition of civility, not the dictionary’s definition – tell your story!
  • Include a strong introduction and conclusion in your essay.
  • Proofread your essay and allow someone else to peer edit.
  • Make edits and revisions. The extra time you put into creating multiple drafts and refining your writing is always beneficial.

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