An experienced professional writer and editor, as well as a certified and experienced classroom English teacher, tutor Cara K. is a college-essay tutor and writing tutor for students and professionals. As a writer, she is adept at helping students brainstorm when they believe they have nothing to say. As an editor, she is able to help students express just what they want to say, guiding them to clear, correct language while still allowing their own voice to come through.
We greatly appreciate your guidance and gentle constructive direction in helping her create the essay that will best promote her to all the colleges that she is applying to.
Gregory Koen, Grade 10, Redhill School, Sandton, Johannesburg
Merit Prizes :
Elsa Nel, Grade 12, Wynberg Girls’ High School, Cape Town
Erin Buchanan, Grade 11, Durban Girls’ College*Essays to be published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of SA
Winners will be contacted via their teachers over the next few weeks. RESULTS OF THE 2013 COMPETITIONTopic : ‘The sustainability of the South African coastline and oceans are under threat – what is causing this and what can be done about it?’
Which do you think would be of most benefit to science?’
First Prize: Isobel Evans, Grade 12, Wynberg Girls’ High, Cape Town
Second Prize: Shannon Prentice, Grade 12, Wynberg Girls’ High, Cape Town
Third Prize: Alme Engelbrecht, Grade 12, Huguenot High School, Wellington
Merit Prizes: Bongani Ndebele, Grade 12, SA College Private School, Pretoria and Steven Sacht-Luwes, Grade 11, Bethlehem High School.* Pupil’s essay is published in the Transactions and the school gets the RSSAf/Claude Leon Foundation trophy Congratulations to all the winners but more importantly to all those learners who took the time and made the effort to enhance their understanding of the sciences – we salute all of you.
I have no doubt that when I am in college writing essays for my classes, I will look over some of these pieces and ask myself "What would Lisa say about this?" That question alone will improve the quality of my writing significantly.
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In 1892, That year Samuel M., Samuel E., and Charles E., were living in Springfield on the southeast corner of Mechanic and Pleasant streets. The following year, the Springfield City Directory records the McMillen men living now at 219 Ferncliff Av. Samuel M. McMillen worked as an editor fo the Springfield Daily Democrat at Buckingham Block and also help the position of secretery and treasurer for the The Democrat Co. He used the stationary to write letters to his father-in-law, Edward Hill (below). Additionally, Samuel M. worked as a collector for the US Internal Revenue office, located in Springfield’s Post Office Building. A letter addressed to Ella, as Mrs. S. M. McMillen, found in the Francis Rea MacMillen Papers at Marietta College’s Special Collections, attests that Ella did reside at times at the 219 Ferncliff property (below).