We are trained for competition from the grade school playgrounds to the Olympic fields, from the classroom to the board rooms. What values from competition are we learning and teaching our children? How do our practices of competition influence the academic, moral, philosophical, and political frame works of our society? The key word “competition” is your topic.
Use this theme of “competition” and create a poem, narrative, or essay in which you incorporate your ideas and feelings concerning change. Your writing should exhibit the qualities we have come to accept as appropriate for your school level and for the particular type of writing you have chosen. (See scoring guide by clicking on your type of writing in the first sentence of this paragraph.)