Topic is addressed in an original way and includes specific details that clarify ideas
Facts are consistent; references (including citations of copyrighted material) included as appropriate
Engages the reader with a unique perspective on the topic, helps the reader understand why the topic is important
Logical and effective placement of details, smooth transitions between main points, good introduction and conclusion
Vocabulary and phrasing add interest, demonstrates careful choice of words
Writing flows well, can be read aloud with natural expression
Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
The winners of the 2017 EngineerGirl Essay Contest have been announced! NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. said, "Students’ devotion to protecting endangered animals is always inspiring to me, and their doing so through engineering, which is about solving problems of people and society, is doubly so. Congratulations to the winners!" Check out the link below to read the wonderful essays.