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Do You InvestWrite?

The SMG's national essay contest offers valuable prizes for teachers and students.

Editor's Note: This article was produced by the staff of The Stock Market Game, a stock market simulation for students. For more information, click here.

InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program, adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.

Every student currently registered in The Stock Market Game program with a valid team login ID and password is eligible. Here's how it works:

  • Your students participate by writing essays in their grade division: Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12).
  • Every assignment introduces or relates to investment principles linked to The Stock Market Game program. Each InvestWrite assignment ties to various lessons throughout the curriculum.
  • Teachers can choose to assign the InvestWrite writing assignment as an in-class or homework assignment.
  • Both teachers and students will have a chance to win gift certificates, laptop computers, and trips to New York or Disney World.
  • Each participating student submission has a chance to be reviewed by the competition's first round, the teacher.
  • Then, as the first round judge, you select the top three responses from each class or group of participants (based on the guidelines and directions).
  • Then submit them electronically to the next round of evaluation at the national level on this website.

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This article was written by a staff member of The Stock Market Game.