2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

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Megachile dupla
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2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

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PACE is pleased to announce the continuation of our mentorship program for new writers.

Program Details

The program is scheduled for October 1 through January 12. Mentees admitted into the program will be expected to complete an assignment of 24 questions by January, with mentoring and feedback being provided by experienced writers and editors.

All questions written during the program are eligible for use in a future NSC, and the payment rates for questions written during this program will be the same as any other NSC writer. After successful graduation from the program, writers will be invited to join the current group of NSC writers.

The number of admissions will be limited by program resources, with priority considered by application quality.

Eligibility

Anyone who has graduated high school and is not coaching any NSC-eligible team may apply. No previous writing experience is required. Anyone who was not accepted or did not complete the program last year remains eligible to apply.

Those who have successfully written or edited for collegiate sets may be deemed overqualified for the program and can inquire with me if the mentorship program is appropriate.

Application

Applications consist of contact and personal information, expectations for the program, and a writing sample of 4 tossups and 4 bonuses in NSC format. Full guidelines can be found here.

Application form can be found here. The application is due September 22, 2019.

Question Security

Application questions for those accepted into the mentorship program may potentially be used in an NSC set, so do not discuss application questions with anyone at any point. Questions may not have been written for or used in any previous set, submitted for any previous application or packet, or seen by anyone apart from the applicant.

Questions

If you have any questions, post on this thread and for any private questions you can message me or email me at [email protected].

Edit: Added link to application form
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Tejas Raje
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Re: 2019-2020 PACE Mentorship Program

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Just a reminder that you have a little over a month to get your applications in. Let me know if you have any questions about the program.
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Re: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

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Just as a reminder, applications are due Sunday by midnight Central time.
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Re: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

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All applicants should have been notified of the evaluation committee's decision a little while ago. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to apply.
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Re: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

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The 2019-20 PACE Writing Mentorship Program has concluded. Congratulations to the graduates of the program:

Jakob Boeye
Briana Magin
Noah Sheidlower
Tony Chen
Juliet Mayer
Lalit Maharjan
William Grossman
William Yaeger

I also want to give thanks to the following people:

Ophir Lifshitz and Victor Prieto who were invaluable as part of the mentorship committee.

Mike Bentley, who as head editor went above and beyond to help with the program, in addition to his role as a mentor.

Matt Bollinger, Jordan Brownstein, Billy Busse, Jaimie Carlson, Weijia Cheng, Taylor Harvey, Daniel Hothem, Wonyoung Jang, Aseem Keyal, Shan Kothari, Emmett Laurie, Tracy Mirkin, Aaron Rosenberg, Clark Smith, Jon Suh, Andrew Wang and Kevin Wang, who served as mentors and took the time to train and support new writers.

Thanks again to all of the mentees for their hard work and dedication to improving. We hope to continue this program in future years so stay tuned for an announcement later this year if you are looking to get involved in quizbowl writing.
Tejas Raje
Cornell '14

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