#1
Well the requirements for most scholarships are essays of a predetermined length and i was thinking that instead of writing it as an essay i would write it in a newspaper article format; the reasoning being that it would be much more interesting to read as it will be presented in a different format than most everybody's and probably be taken as more creative. I was thinking of doing it as an article you would see in the Featured section. I have done some journalism so it would also show that side of me.
The problem is that i don't know whether this is frowned upon in the scholarship world because the requirements usually say something along the lines of a 500 word essay so i don't know if a 500 word article will fit that criteria. Will the judges allow it or will most of them be strict and disqualify it.

Tl;dr: Instead of writing essays for scholarships i thought it would be cool to write it in a newspaper format but i don't know if this is frowned upon or not.

What do you guys think?
Last edited by Don't Read This at Aug 11, 2009,
#3
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Well the requirements for most scholarships are essays of a predetermined length and i was thinking that instead of writing it as an essay i would write it in a newspaper article format; the reasoning being that it would be much more interesting to read as it will be presented in a different format than most everybody's and probably be taken as more creative. I was thinking of doing it as an article you would see in the Featured section. I have done some journalism so it would also show that side of me.
The problem is that i don't know whether this is frowned upon in the scholarship world because the requirements usually say something along the lines of a 500 page essay so i don't know if a 500 page article will fit that criteria. Will the judges allow it or will most of them be strict and disqualify it.

Tl;dr: Instead of writing essays for scholarships i thought it would be cool to write it in a newspaper format but i don't know if this is frowned upon or not.

What do you guys think?
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500 page essay


kill all humans
#4
Do It.
Edit:- LOL....didn't see that!
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#6
When whomever is to read your essay sees that it is not an essay and thus does not fit the standard criteria, they may disregard it completely...
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here's what you do
1. Take a fork, preferably metal.
2. Put some tomato sauce on it.
3. Let tomato sauce on fork dry.
4. Turn it in and call it: "The Spaghetti Massacre."


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#7
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When whomever is to read your essay sees that it is not an essay and thus does not fit the standard criteria, they may disregard it completely...

Yeah my point exactly i don't know how lenient they are with those type of things