CXC CSEC English A short story award 2003

The CXC CSEC English A exam Short Story Award 2003


nikkikie (not verified) 10 February 2009 - 8:00pm

Are these short stories written for CXC English Exam or is there another contest that students enter? I ask this because these stories surpass the word limit set by CXC standards. If a students goes beyond the word limit aren't they penalized for it?

These short stories were all written for the CXC English A exam. They also won the CXC short story award for the year they were written. The year that the story won is at the top of the story page.

There was a big discussion here about the number of words in these short stories. You are right all of them are over the word limit, but there seems to be an explanation for that. You can check out the discussion and add your own opinion to it.

well today we were discussing it in class and my teacher (she marks for cxc) was saying that it depends on the quality of the story. if they're reading a story that is really gud and is at the superior level they WILL read past the word limit. but going past the word limit is not recommended as if its a bad story they will be very strict and stop @ the word limit to not torture themselves further. risk going over the word limit only if you are a confident writer.

des (not verified) 3 May 2009 - 6:37pm

this short story is one of the best short stories i have ever read ...great story line, theme and the character is just on and popping!!!!! this deserved to win the award!!! hey is this person a user if so can u help me with my short stories????.... but great one of the best ever!!!

Kaye (not verified) 6 August 2009 - 12:48am

i was told the limit was a suggestion as longer stories tend to ramble on. it is not a hard and fast thing so confident writers may very well write as they wish.

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