Participate!

 

If you are in Ukraine, you are invited to participate. Ukrainians, foreign citizens, children, adults… all are welcome!

  1. On the designated “Day in the Life,” write a piece that shares your experience of that day. The writing must be in English, true, and your original work. However, this piece of writing may take any form– an essay, a poem, a letter, whatever.
  2. Submit your piece by the deadline, following the SPECIFIC instructions below, to adayinthelifeofukraine@gmail.com.
  3. The best pieces will be published and shared, and authors will receive electronic certificates.

SPECIFICS:

A. Submit your typed work in the body of an email [copy and paste]. Please do not send scanned copies or separate files.
B. Before your piece of writing, please include the following information:

    REQUIRED:

  • Your full name [first and last]:
  • Your name, as you would like it to appear online (M. Krut OR Melissa K. OR Melissa Krut):
  • Your location [village/ town/ city AND oblast]:

    OPTIONAL [may appear online, unless you request otherwise]:

  • Your age:
  • Your occupation:
  • Where/how did you hear about this project?
  • Any comments you have about this project:

C. If you wish, you have the opportunity to include one photo as an attached file. This may be a picture of you, or of some other part of your daily life, but it must be a picture that you or a friend took– not a picture from the internet, for example.

Teachers, invite your students to participate! Students, tell your teachers– and your parents! Share with your friends across the country!

Questions? E-mail us at adayinthlifeofukraine@gmail.com, or comment below.

15 comments

  1. Hello,
    My name is Tetyana, I’m a teacher. I want to write it with my 6th formers,what if they don’t have computers at home and can’t type.How can I send their letters to you?
    I thought I could take a picture and send.What are your suggestions?

    1. Thanks very much for your interest! I guess there are a few options if your students don’t have computers. 1: They could type in school, at a library, or somewhere else with internet access. 2: Someone else could type for them. 3: You could scan or take a picture of their writing.

      Honestly, any option that gets them typed is great. Scanning or sending pictures is probably not the best option, unless it’s the only option. Sometimes reading from pictures or scans can be difficult, and it might take a long time to figure out and type everything. It’s totally fine for the students to work with you, other teachers, or older students in preparing [revising, editing, typing] their pieces– it’s not a competition.

      Also, you might consider just choosing some of the most well-written pieces and typing up those few yourself. I realize teachers are busy everywhere, but typing up a few would take a lot less time than typing up all of them. It’s your choice.

      I hope these thoughts are helpful! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

      :)Melissa

  2. HelloMelissa,
    I also wanted to write very similar question-I am typing puplis’ works,should I type them on one list-mentioning their names?
    Thanks
    Tetyana

    1. It’s a good question! Actually, it would be easier for me to receive each entry in a separate email, including names and required information at the top of each. Thanks very much for asking– and for typing! 🙂

    1. My rough guess for now is about 150! Some emails include multiple entries, so there’s still some sorting out to do, even to answer such a basic question. I’m working on it. 🙂

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