Wordstruck: Micro Essays on Literature that Redefined You is an essay contest introduced in 2019-2020 for Pennsylvania students in Grades 10-12 that invites students to describe how a written work has influenced them personally. Students may submit independently or as part of a high school or homeschool assignment, so long as they self-select the literature they choose to write about.
The Micro Essay Lesson Plan is available in the Center's Curricula & Teaching Materials to support the development of writing skills related to this contest.
To enter the Wordstruck contest, please follow the submission guidelines on the How to Submit page.
Previous Wordstruck winners and links to their essays can found on the Wordstruck home page by selecting the desired year.