Scholastics Writing Contest - Knovva Academy
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Scholastics Writing Contest

This course is a series of eight one-on-one sessions during which the student will actively draft, edit, and revise piece(s) of writing to be submission-ready for Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. During the course, the student will learn about the submission process and the writing genre or genres that they will submit for consideration. There are 10 submission categories for the Scholastic Writing Awards, plus a senior portfolio option, and the instructor will work with the student to select the appropriate category or categories for their work.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • “>Analyze prompts to select a strong topic
  • Assess and improve style, diction, syntax, voice, and tone in writing
  • Describe and effectively produce the central elements of their chosen genres
  • Write and revise a piece of fiction or nonfiction that is ready to be submitted to programs, schools, and/or competitions

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • “>A polished final piece or pieces of writing ready for submission
  • A certificate of completion


Portrait of a brunette woman

Morgan S., M.F.A.

B.F.A, New York University
M.F.A, University of Iowa
Writing Instructor at Knovva Academy

Morgan is a novelist and playwright, whose plays have been produced in New York and London, California and Iowa. She has a BFA from the Tisch school at NYU and an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop in playwriting and theater arts. Most recently, she has taught English at Smith College, where her classes are geared toward multi-lingual students, and creative writing and college entrance essay writing at the Smith High School Summer Programs.

Related Skills

  • English grammar
  • English vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Literary analysis
  • Drafting and revision
  • Receiving and applying feedback
  • Self-reflection
  • Critical thinking
  • Brainstorming

Our Schedule


Scholastics Writing Contest 8 Lessons

80 minutes per lesson

Competition Submission Date

December 2022

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