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The Critical Thinking Company – Essay Contest

Prizes include: College Scholarships (for US citizens only) and Free Critical Thinking Products

Seaside, California (October 1, 2008)  The Critical Thinking Company, award-winning

 publisher of complete curriculum and supplemental educational books, software and DVDs

 for all ages, announces The Critical Thinking Company 50th Anniversary Essay Competition

for middle and junior high school students during the 2008-2009 academic year. The essay

competition consistsof two separate topics each with a limit of 500 words. The first topic

 challenges students to describe how they benefit in their everyday lives from critical thinking

educational materials published by The Critical Thinking Company over the last 50 years.

The second topic requires students to imagine how their everyday lives, 50 years from now, will benefit from
strong critical thinking skills. Complete details for the competition can be
found below.

50th Anniversary Essay Competition
Part of The Critical Thinking Company’s mission is to inspire a love of
thinking while developing important critical thinking skills. Our hope is
that the essay competition will inspire and encourage middle school students
to continue practicing higher order thinking in high school, college and
beyond. The essay competition asks middle school students to write an essay,
500 words or less, in response to one of the following topics:

Topic #1
Describe how you benefit today in everyday life due to The Critical Thinking
Company educational materials from the last 50 years. Utilize product
information, articles, and research material found on the website, along with personal experience to outline
gains from critical thinking materials that are common place in everyday

Topic #2
Describe, 50 years from now, how your everyday life may benefit from strong
critical thinking skills. Utilize product information, articles, and
research material found on the website, along with
personal experience and your imagination to explain how your daily life will
be better, 50 years from now due to highly-developed reasoning skills.

Students may submit two separate essays, each responding to a separate
topic, if they so choose. For specific details on entry requirements, see
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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.