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Creative Writing

Judging Criteria

1. Quality of writing. Does the writer demonstrate a command of language? Weight: 25%

2. Development. Does the writer use purposeful details that deepen understanding? Weight: 25%

3. Craft. Does the writer skillfully use story structure and/or literary devices? Weight: 25%

4. Tone. Does the writer set a consistent tone or impact the reader. Weight: 25%


Submission Requirements

1. Write a short story, excerpt, or original creative writing piece.

2. Manuscript must be typed/word processed.

3. Narrative pieces should be a minimum of three and a maximum of ten pages.

4. Stories should include student name, title and be submitted in a folder, presentation binder or plastic sleeve to the Assistant Principal.

5. Please be aware of your audience. Topic, tone, subject matter should be appropriate for presentation in a high school classroom.

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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