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READ@PolyU Diary Writing Competition 2017/18

Congratulations to the prize winners of this year’s contest!

Champion Mr. CHOCO Matthew Abraham BME
1st Runner-up Mr. ISTANTO Ivan Jasper CEE
2nd Runner-up Mr. TSOI Wing Hei HTI
Honourable Mention Ms. WEN WU Karen FB
Honourable Mention Ms. JOCELIN Vania Cindy ME
Honourable Mention Mr. XU Zijing ABCT
Honourable Mention Ms. LIM Hyo Jung BME
Honourable Mention Ms. NG Wing Chi SN
Honourable Mention Ms. NURMUKHAMET Sara FB
Honourable Mention Mr. YU Hin Chung Nikko EIE

About the contest:

Reflect on one day in your life in a diary entry!

Write a 500-word diary entry on a day in your life—or the life of a fictional teenager like you. Taking the Common Book as an inspiration, write a first person account on your experience of one of themes of the book, including childhood memories, family relationships, friendships, romance, school life, and mentors who encourage you along the way.
Get writing now for the chance to win an iPad or Apple Watch!

Eligibility: All PolyU full-time first year undergraduate students
Language: English
Format: A reflective diary entry of 500 words (max.) in an MS Word file
Submission deadline: Extended to 4 February 2018


Champion: iPad Pro
1st Runner Up: iPad mini 4
2nd Runner Up: Apple Watch Series 3
Appreciation Awards: Book Voucher


Diary-Writing Workshop

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: 13:30 to 15:00 (1.5 hours)
Venue: A302
Eligibility: All PolyU FT 1st year UG students
Language: English

We all live our stories on a daily basis. Like Charlie, we live through the trials of our adolescence which often leave a deep impression on our later lives. We all try to make sense of the world through our teen years. A day in our growing years may not seem worth writing about, but when recorded in a diary could become a window into our own minds; and into our own past later in life.

Have you ever kept a diary or thought about keeping one? You can start by taking part in the Diary-Writing Workshop for Diary-Writing Competition organised by Read@PolyU.

In this workshop, you will learn about reflective writing for writing memoirs through keeping a diary. You will be able to reflect on one day in your life and receive peer and teacher feedback during the workshop. Reflection is an important academic genre required by many subject teachers in university. Keeping a reflective journal could become a learning tool for making sense of difficult subject matter.

Shari Lughmani coordinates the English Reading and Writing Requirement and teaches creative and academic writing in the English Language Centre.