The CSUB Roadrunner First-Year Experience Program

Runner Reader Essay Contest

Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2013


Please note: You must fill out this entry form completely and submit it with your essay to your teacher to be considered for an award. General submission guidelines can be found below. Contestants are strongly urged to visit the following website for complete Runner Reader Essay Contest guidelines:


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Submission Guidelines:


         Each contestant must complete and submit a contest entry form which requires your teacher�s signature for verification of authenticity.

         The contestant�s name should only appear on the entry form and should not appear on any page of the essay.

         The title of the essay, but not the contestant�s name, must appear on the top of the first page of the essay text.

         The essay should be between 2 and 4 pages long.

         The essay must be submitted typed, double-spaced on one side of the page only.

         Use 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or Arial).

         Use 1-inch margins all around. Do not justify the right margin.

         Pages should be sequentially numbered.

         Use MLA-style documentation when quoting from the book.

         The essay should be bound by a single staple in the upper left-hand corner (Do not use a binder or folder). Do not staple the entry form to the essay.