Oct. 28 to Nov. 17. The contents of the essay were based on UOS students’ experiences in courses and non-subject programs involved in the Advancement for College Education Extracurricular (ACE) program. Students could write freely about courses that impressed them and those which they would recommend to their peers in 2013. In addition, students who participated in ACE programs such as the Global Educating Program, Experience Learning Program, China Language and Culture Camp, Major Special Program, etc., wrote their thoughts on how these programs provided them with practical help.
There were awards not only for the winner of the contest but also for the applicants. The first 50 applicants who applied for the contest were received a 5,000 won gift card. Twenty outstanding applicants were each given 50,000 won gift cards. Also, these 20 selected essays will be published as a postscripts book after the works had been proofread. Shin Ji-hyeon (Dept. of Chinese Language and Literature, ’13), who has an interest in writing, decided to submit her essay as a postscript about the Major Special Program. She later received a prize at the writing contest. She said since her essay was reviewed and edited by the Writing Center, the contest was not only a means to edit her essay itself but it also gave her a chance to improve her writing skills by revising her general writing style.