Teen Trends, Essay Finalists, and Survey Results - Stage of life Monthly Writing Contest Summary Reports
Are you curious about the latest teen trends and how teens feel about real world issues? We are. Each month, StageofLife.com asks high school and college students to answer a writing prompt about a real world issue with a 500 word essay. Below you'll find our menu to the specific teen trend reports Stage of Life has compiled based on the responses that tens of thousands of teens have given us on topics ranging from politics to nature to teen stress to prom to institutional trust to marriage and love.
Our student writing contest effort has yielded:
Over 400,000+ unique visits from teenagers and college students to StageofLife.com
Over 7,000+ essays from students submitted to StageofLife.com
AP English and Language Arts teachers utilizing the writing contest to get students writing more outside the classroom: View articles about StageofLife.com on SocialTimes.com and StageofLife.com's own Education Resources
Mentions of our teen writers' essays in the media: TV appearance of several of our teen bloggers on "Mary Talks Money" and a mention by TIME.com
- Collaborative partnerships with organizations who now utilize StageofLife.com to get the raw pulse on teens' attitudes about various topics: GetSchooled.com, Mint Education, New York Times Upfront, etc.
- Research and statistics data (our own) that comes out of the teenagers responding to our monthly surveys and analysis of the teen essay submissions. Some of this has been compiled into our teen statistics page.
At the end of the day, our mission is simple: To give teens a place to make a difference. To encourage them to write outside of the classroom and hopefully inspire others. To make the world a better place, one story at a time.
We know for a fact that the student essays and blogs submitted to StageofLife.com are making a positive impact as teens read their peers' work right here on the site, while at the same time giving educators and parents raw insight into the attitudes, beliefs and trends of today's teens. We receive emails from teens thanking us for providing this free teen resource and allowing them an honest, non-corporate environment in which to be...real.
Review the writing contest prompts, essay finalists, and teen trend summary reports:
We welcome you to review StageofLife.com's high school writing contest summary reports below. These reports feature observations about teen trends based on the poll data and essays collected here on StageofLife.com each month. Below you'll find our menu of analysis reports on each writing contest, which will provide a lens through which to view the world and life of a teenager. Get up to speed on current teen trends and see what issues are important to young people! Plus, each report contains links to the essay finalists from each Stage of Life writing contest
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