UIL Editorial Writing Study Guide for Grades 6-8
Buy UIL Editorial Writing Study Guide for Grades 6-8 and learn tips for improving students' performance in the contest! Bobby Hawthorne, author of the original UIL Journalism Contest Manual and former UIL contest director and is now bringing his expertise to the A+ Editorial Contest for middle school/junior high grades 6-8. Hawthorne is an expert on writing persuasively with precision, clarity and vigor. The skills learned in this manual encompass and transcend the 'ordinary' and provide the foundation for powerful speeches and presentations, college application letters and even business proposals. Accuracy, balance and integrity are emphasized throughout. Written for grades 6, 7, and 8 -- this book is a must-have manual for the UIL A+ Editorials contest.
About the Author
A popular instructor at journalism workshops and seminars for high school students nationwide, Bobby Hawthorne has been published in every national scholastic press association periodical. He is the author of "The Radical Write," a textbook on reporting and writing for student publications that is used nationwide. He is also the author of "Longhorn Football: An Illustrated History," and "Home Field," both published by the University of Texas Press. He has also written numerous handbooks and manuals on writing-related topics including "Game On: Reporting and Writing Sports for Student Media." In 2005, he retired from the University Interscholastic League, an organization that coordinates extracurricular activities for all Texas public schools where he served as director of academics and director of journalism. In 2009, he wrote, designed and produced a 200-page history of the UIL as part of its centennial anniversary. For several years, he wrote journalism and current events contest materials for Hexco. He is a regular columnist for Texas School Business magazine, published by the Texas Association of School Administrators.
Hawthorne has won awards from associations you have never heard of, including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Key and James Paschal Awards; the National Scholastic Press Association's Pioneer Award; and the Interscholastic League Press Conference's Edith Fox King Award, given for distinguished service to Texas scholastic journalism. In 1991, he was named a lifetime member by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators, and in 2000, he received TAJE's Trailblazer Award. In 2007, he received from the CSPA its Charles R. O'Malley Award for Overall Excellence in Teaching, an honor that recognizes "a sustained record of outstanding teaching." In November 2007, he received the Carl Towley Award, the Journalism Education Association's highest honor. Hawthorne is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (BJ 1975, MA 1985) and continues to live in Austin.