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Online Application for Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program Essay Questions, Sample Essay and Scoring Guide MSU’s teacher preparation program seeks teacher candidates with personal characteristics such as these: Curiosity about and appreciation of other people’s cultures and/or perspectives Persistence in the face of challenges and/or obstacles Motivation to learn and willingness to take intellectual risks Willingness to engage in issues of fairness (equity) Courage to take principled stands even when others disagree Tolerance for uncertainty and willingness to withhold judgment while gathering more information and gaining insight When you are at the testing site and ready to begin writing your essay, you will receive a question containing one of these six characteristics (randomly generated by the system). The question will ask you to tell us how this characteristic has (a) influenced your decision to become a teacher and/or (b) will contribute to your effectiveness as a teacher. Please approach this by telling a story about an incident or event in your life that illustrates that particular characteristic. The essay you write will be evaluated on the basis of how well you address the question and your skill at organizing, developing, and conveying, in standard written English, an event or story that illustrates how you have demonstrated (or perhaps observed) the characteristic in your life (see the Scoring Guide below). You must clearly connect your answer to the question.
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  • Spring '08
  • Palmer
  • Writing, Short story, Characteristic, Syntactic variety

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