Ready to Write - High School Ready Writing Contest

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Ready to Write Handbook

Ready to Write by former UIL Academic Director, Bobby Hawthorne, is a no-nonsense handbook for serious UIL Ready Writing high school contestants and coaches! Packed with sound advice and useful tips, Ready to Write shows how a professional writer approaches and digests a high school Ready Writing prompt and organizes notes to develop the 1st, 2nd, and final drafts. Gain a clear picture of what constitutes 'good' and 'bad' writing in the eyes of most judges through practical (and occasionally humorous!) writing samples and commentary. Hawthorne illustrates how he edits his own writing and addresses the use of jargon, slang, clichés, redundancy, verb and noun agreement, and even how to 'be yourself' when writing. Get this 'insiders look' at how to produce a 'winning' essay and a compelling piece that can earn the respect and votes of the judges!

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About our Journalism Author

bobby hawthorneBobby Hawthorne is the author of Hexco's Journalism Practice Packets up to Spring 2016, as well as former UIL Academic Director and author of the publications, The University Interscholastic League: An Illustrated History of 100 Years of Service and Longhorn Football. He has also served as Journalism Director and Current Issues and Events Director of UIL and is the author of Hexco’s Journalism Videos, Journalism Practice Packets, and PowerJournalism and is the author of the popular journalism textbook, The Radical Write.


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