ISA Essay Prize
22nd April 2016
Congratulations to Nerissa Patel in Senior 2 for winning the second prize in the ISA Essay Competition. With 150 essays submitted, it is indeed an achievement worthy of note. Below is the comment from Ewa Jozefkowicz, the adjudicator, on Nerissa’s essay - Fight or Flight?
“I thought that Nerissa’s essay was a highly engaging piece on how the human body reacts in situations of tension. Journalistic in style, it addresses the reader directly through the use of a second person narrative. Nerissa used sentences of varying length and put rhetorical questions, such as ‘So what’s going on here?’ to very good use. She also effectively wove together biological descriptions with real-life examples, which maintained the readers’ interest. I was impressed with the way in which she structured her arguments, and effectively returned to each one at the end, to conclude her thinking.”