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.
Bobby Hawthorne is the former UIL Academic Director and author of the publication, 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 author of Hexco's CI&E Notes, Journalism Invitational Tests (until 2015), and PowerJournalism. Hawthorne is also the author of the popular journalism textbook, The Radical Write.
Hawthorne has received a number of awards, including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Charles R. O’Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching and their Gold Key and James Paschal awards, the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pioneer Award, the Journalism Education Association’s Medal of Merit, and the Interscholastic League Press Conference’s Edith Fox King Award, given for distinguished service to Texas scholastic journalism. Named a lifetime member in 1991 by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators, Hawthorne also received their Trailblazer Award.