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Scholarship Updates: The Number of Our Participants Keeps On Growing!

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Time does flies very fast. Two months have already gone since the beginning of the Unicheck Scholarship contest. Our team is really amazed at your active participation and talent to craft engaging and thought-provoking writings.

During the upcoming week, we’ll choose the first two essays to be published on the Unicheck blog. So, if you’ve submitted your work by now, you may be one of these lucky participants who will get the biggest number of likes and shares of our readers. Fame awaits you! This is a good reason to always stay tuned and keep on following our scholarship updates.

We’d also like to give feedback on the essays we receive so that you know how things are going on. Most of them are up to the point covering plagiarism topics in the accurate and interesting manner. But we’re all human beings and tend to make mistakes at times. That’s why we’ve decided to draw your attention to the most widespread ones for you to be able to make all necessary corrections beforehand or resubmit your essays for the second time making them fit our scholarship essay criteria:

  • Essays should be written only in English
  • The topic you want to write about should cover academic plagiarism issues
  • The minimum essay length is 500 words
  • Each essay should have a clear and concise structure, and offer a unique insight into the chosen topic
  • Quotations should be cited properly with hyperlinks to original sources
  • Writings must be plagiarism-free and have no grammar and spelling mistakes
  • Essays shouldn’t contain too many quotes, but focus more on your thoughts instead

To help you be a few steps closer to success and compose a stellar essay that can catch a judge’s eye, the Unicheck team also suggests following these essay writing tips:

  • Avoid going off the topic you choose by drawing a list of ideas that can provide better insight into your topic. Here, creative writing techniques can come in handy.
  • Sort out your ideas, shortlist the most important ones to be outlined and draw a plan for your persuasive essay.
  • Think about your essay style and mood. Depending on the type of your narration find descriptive synonyms, idioms, sayings, quotes or proverbs to flavor your writing with. Play to your strengths by finding proper examples to support your statements even from your own experience.
  • Define the structure of your essay, which can shape your writing the best, e.g.: descriptive, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, etc.
  • Decide what essay model to stick to, for example, point-reason-example-point, statement-explanation-example-importance, what-how-why, etc.
  • Create an intriguing introductory passage. For this, you can resort to metaphors, questions, or quotes, etc.
  • Ask for your friends’ help with your essay review. They might come up with some new ideas that you missed out or even suggest a number of corrections vital for your writing.
  • Proofread your essay several times and leave out clumsy or awkward sentences that can confuse the reader.
  • Have your essay edited by the proofreader before submission.

If you haven’t joined our $2,000 Scholarship contest yet and have some questions regarding it, you are more than welcome to reach us out via. We’d be glad to clear all your doubts!