1608616812-John Locke论文竞赛

John Locke Institute Essay Competition 约翰洛克论文竞赛

John Locke Institute Essay Competition 约翰洛克论文竞赛

【竞赛介绍】

约翰洛克研究所(John Locke Institute) 是位于英国牛津的独立教育组织。与英国牛津大学和美国普林斯顿大学等名校教授合作组织学术项目。为了培养出能独立思考,知识渊博,推理清晰和有说服力的小作家,John Locke 每年邀请世界各地的中学生来参加写作竞赛,探讨校外具有挑战性的问题。

【竞赛形式】

从官网提供的哲学、政治、经济、历史、心理学、神学和法律板块中,选择一个自己感兴趣的板块,并回答其中一个问题(只能选择一个问题),写出不超过2000字的论文。

【竞赛时间】

截稿日期:2020/7/15

候选人名单公布时间:2020/7/31

【参赛资格】

年龄:18岁以下:Junior Prize的参赛者不超过14周岁

国籍:不限

【如何提交】

1. 官网注册

2. 补充信息

https://www.johnlockeinstitute.com/submit-essay

【竞赛规则】

1. 仅可选择一个分类的一个问题完成一篇不超过2000字Essay(字数不包含diagrams图标,tables of data数据表,footnotes注释,bibliography背景介绍或authorship declaration作者申明。

推荐阅读:2000字文科Essay写作攻略 http://www.lunwentop.net/news/essay/367.html

2. 参赛作品必须是PDF格式线上提交,且文件命名规则是SURNAME姓, First Name名(比如POPHAM, Alexander)

【竞赛内容】

Philosophy

Q1. Is intuition to philosophy as observation is to science?

Q2. Are there circumstances under which an employer has a moral duty to pay her employee more than they agreed in the employment contract?

Q3. Can good art make one a better person? (Professor Roger Teichman, University of Oxford)

Politics

Q1. Governments do a lot of things, such as collecting taxes and drafting people into the military, that we would object to individuals doing. Can this be justified? (Professor David Friedman, Santa Clara University)

Q2. There are some things it is legal to give away but illegal to sell. Should this distinction exist?

Q3. American citizens give away more than $300 billion each year in charitable donations. Only a tiny fraction of this (less than 0.001%) is donated to federal, state, and local governments. Politicians claim that they spend taxpayers' money efficiently, to accomplish the most good with the budgets at their disposal. But if this were true wouldn't governments be able to compete more successfully with private charities? What are the implications of your answer?

Economics

Q1. What is the socially efficient level of crime? (Professor Daniel d'Amico, Brown University)

Q2. Does unilateral free trade serve a nation's economic interests? (Professor Donald Boudreaux, George Mason University)

Q3. What are the most important economic effects - good and bad - of forced redistribution? How should this inform government policy?

History

Q1. How is the modern world different from previous periods of history and why did it come into existence when and where it did? (Dr Stephen Davies, Institute of Economic Affairs)

Q2. Is a strong state a prerequisite or an obstacle to economic growth? (Professor Terence Kealey, economic historian, University of Buckingham)

Q3. How did there come to be so many prisoners in the United States?

Psychology

Q1. Isn't all reasoning (outside mathematics and formal logic) motivated reasoning?

Q2. According to evolutionary psychology, we are evolved to believe what is useful, whether or not what is useful is always also what is true. How can we resist the tendency to believe what is evolutionarily adaptive at the expense of truth? And would it increase or diminish human flourishing to do so?

Q3. Are the psychological differences between genders greater or smaller than those between sexes?

Theology

Q1. According to C.S. Lewis, 'a man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.' If Jesus was not God Incarnate, what was he?

Q2. Many people have committed acts, execrated and deplored by others, in obedience to sincerely held beliefs. Can we reasonably ask anyone to do better than simply to obey his own conscience?

Q3. Is Islam a religion of peace?

Law

Q1. Do the underlying principles of common law require that juries be informed about jury nullification?

Q2. Why is racial discrimination illegal on employment websites but not on social websites such as Facebook or Tinder?

Q3. Does a law that prohibits the selling of sex protect or infringe women's rights?

【课程详情】

备赛课程(3-5人小班)
(1)10小时=5次课议论文
(2)Introduction to Essay Structure&Outline 文章结构及提纲
(3)Make your opinion—Argument  论点—一切的起点和终点
(4)How to Develop any Point? 怎样阐述任何观点
(5)Well begun is half done— Introduction  成功的一半 – 开头段
(6)How to cite and incorporate textual evidence? 如何引用和结合文本论据

备赛修改(一对一)
(1)发放资料
针对学生报名的竞赛,达师提供竞赛介绍与详细规则说明,并补充相关学习资源,包括比赛官方资料库、往届范文、参赛经验等。

(2)头脑风暴(1次)
学生将与达师老师一起进行一次头脑风暴,以确认文章选题与框架,并根据学生自身能力与需求,定制参赛策略与时间计划。

(3)文章修改(2次)
学生根据头脑风暴成果完成初稿,老师进行首次修改,根据竞赛要求调整文章。老师将向参赛学生针对文章修改进行讲解并讨论。
学生根据老师的修改意见完成二稿后,老师进行二次批改,并与学生讨论修改意见。第二次修改将着重打磨细节,完善语法、词汇、句式等,提升文章质量。
(部分比赛可能需要多次修改,将根据具体比赛内容确定。超出部分另行收费。)

(4)投稿竞赛
学生在截止日期前完成终稿,由达师通过竞赛官方渠道提交文章。

【授课导师】

Katarina
达师学术英语英语老师,布朗大学英语文学艺术专业,担任多年写作中心导师,Young Writers Workshop导师,The Mirror, St. Francis`s文学杂志主编,荣获 Susquehanna University`s 创意写作最高奖学金,受邀参加 The Kenyon Review`s 青年作家研讨会。

Chey Wollner
达师学术英语英语老师,Agnes Scott College创意写作与历史学士,Florida Atlantic University创意写作硕士,2018年乌鸦短篇小说大赛冠军,2014年非小说类竟赛第二名,最佳结构奖 2013年42届年度作者节戏剧入围,出版过多部小说,诗歌,戏剧等。

Haley Richardson
达师学术英语英语老师,美国知名文理学院心理学专业,硕士克莱顿州立大学公共管理专业,美国大学优等生荣誉学会成员,大学写作中心多年写作教学经验。

Jamie L. Mcclure
达师学术英语英语老师,美国知名文理学院英语文学和创意写 作专业,爱丁堡龙比亚大学和贝桑松大学(法国)交换经历,本科时期获得多项奖学金,曾在韩国完成两年的ESL授课教研,熟悉亚洲学生需求,大学写作中心多年写作教学经验。

Lucy Kaufman
达师学术英语老师,布朗大学英语文学和古典文学双专业,精通古希腊语,在2018年全国希腊语考试中获得高荣誉,布朗剧院董事会成员,荣获多届学乐奖金奖银奖,数年诗歌、小说、剧本和学术写作辅导经验。

Sybil
达师学术英语教师 达师学术英语竞赛主管,7年以上英文国家学习生活经历,长期在学术中心任职,热爱探究语言的可能性,探究各类艺术间的联系与不同,Agnes Scott College(ASC)毕业,主修艺术,辅修英文文学,曾在牛津大学交换、学习20世纪英国文学、现代戏剧、人类语言学。

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