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Common Reading 2017

2017 Common Reading Essay Contest

We invite you to submit an essay of not more than 750 words on any topic you wish having to do with our common reading, Sarah Lewis’ The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery. Your essay must be relevant to The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery —otherwise there are no restrictions on topic or style. All essays will be read and judged by members of the Hofstra faculty. The top three finalists will receive iPads, presented by Dr. Lewis on September 1st 2017 during her Welcome Week address to the first-year class. In addition, the top three finalists and runners-up will be invited to a small luncheon with Dr. Lewis following her address to the first-year class.

Submission deadline: Monday, August 14, 2017.

Please click here to learn more about how to submit your essay.

Good luck!