Be a Published NY Times Writer in College!

We are all aware that there are a lot of people criticizing college students today. Whether we are called lazy and or entitled, it’s always something, it seems. Well, fortunately, the NY Times is giving college students all over the country the chance to respond.

The New York Times Magazine College Essay Contest website says that, “In the turbulent late ’60s and early ’70s, college campuses played a major role in the culture and politics of the era. Today, according to author and historian Rick Perlstein, colleges have lost their central place in the broader society and in the lives of undergraduates.”

So, they are giving students the chance to respond in essay form and the winner will be published in the magazine. Basically, all you need to do is read Perlstein’s essay titled, “What’s the Matter with College?”, write a response of no more than 1200 words, and send it into essaycontest@nytimes.com by August 6, 2007.

This is a great opportunity for any aspiring writers to help college students everywhere reclaim a positive reputation that seems to be dwindling these days. And plus, you would have an essay published in the NY Times mag…you really can’t beat that.

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