The Center for Writing and Rhetoric, the University Libraries, and the Department of Outreach are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Common Reading Experience Essay contest for Craig Mullaney’s The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education.
The contest asked writers to consider one of the following prompts:
- Who are Mullaney’s most influential educators, both in and out of the classroom? What lessons do they impart? How do they impact Mullaney? Compare this to someone who has taught you and what was effective about your learning experience(s).
- How does the study of literature and history inform Mullaney’s education? What roles do language –reading and writing – and thorough examination of the past play in his emerging sense of what it means to be a soldier, leader, and public servant?
- The book is titled The Unforgiving Minute. Over the course of the book, people offer and withhold forgiveness, to and from one another, and to and from themselves. If applicable to you, relate forgiven and unforgiving moments from the book to your own life.
The 2013 Common Reading Experience Essay Contest winners are:
Mary Elizabeth Jarrard
(University of Mississippi, Oxford)
(Lafayette County High School)
–click each winner’s name to download and read their essay–
Each winner was awarded $150.00 for their contest entry. Congratulations!