The Stock Market Game™ (SMG™) advisors announce the InvestWrite® competition to their SMG™ student participants and assign or invite them to write essays.
SMG™ student participants write their InvestWrite® essays. SMG™ advisors review the essays and submit the best ones online prior to the December 20th deadline.
InvestWrite® judges review and score up to eight essays each. Essays are evaluated on (1) Rationale, (2) Understanding the Subject Matter, and (3) Writing Style.
InvestWrite® administrators collate all the scores and SMG™ advisors are notified if they submitted any winning entries. Then it’s time to celebrate!
The essay should be well organized and written in a manner that indicates there was a logical thought process involved in addressing the assignment. In the essay, the student should present a thoughtful progression of ideas and recommendations. Essays should draw clear connections between the student thinking and recommendations or conclusions.
The judges will read the essay with the following questions in mind based on the student grade level. Does the student completely address the elements of the question and use appropriate terminology? Does the student exhibit knowledge regarding researching and planning an investment strategy? This aspect of scoring targets the student's understanding of the basic concepts taught in the Stock Market Game.
Judges ask if the essay is interesting, easy to read and engaging from start to end. Students have an opportunity to exhibit the ability to communicate thoughts in an engaging and inviting manner. This includes assessment of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Students are welcome to think beyond examples provided and make their essay unique by expression of their own interests and creativity.
- Stock Market Game™ advisors and students must be registered and participate in the Stock Market Game™ during an eligible session.
- Essays submitted must be an individual student’s own research, thinking, and writing.
- Although the Stock Market Game™ is a team experience, InvestWrite® entries must be the work of an individual student.
- InvestWrite® entries must comply with the Official Rules in order to be eligible.
Every participant is eligible to receive an InvestWrite® Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the top 10 students in each grade division of InvestWrite are recognized for their excellence and will receive the items outlined below. Parents, teachers, classrooms, and schools of those 10 students will also be recognized.
Contact your Stock Market Game™ Coordinator for information regarding awards and recognition in your state.
Teacher: Katie Ennis
Paul R. Hanlon School
Teacher: Yulia Mikhels
The Christa Mcauliffe School/IS 187
Teacher: Sarah McCance
Fountain Valley High School
Fountain Valley, CA
Teacher: John Ferrero
Teacher: Brandi Jones
Colby Middle School
Teacher: Keisha Roberts
John A. Dubiski Career High School
Grand Praire, TX
Teacher: Kyla Ahnemann
Skaggs Elementary School
Teacher: Sandra Ozgar
Holland Township Elementary School
Teacher: Jesse Peterkin
Ridgefield High School
Teacher: Talisa Johnson
Pates Creek Elementary School
Teacher: Alison Smith
LaSalle Springs MIiddle School
Teacher: Jason Majewski
Bethlehem Central High School