Here, an example of what NOT to do in an essay - and some tips on making yourself a better candidate for scholarship cash.Long story short: run a spell check and have someone else you trust look over it. Remember, each sentence should have a subject (someone or something) and a verb (action). Here’s a hint: A complete sentence tells a complete thought.it’s bad enough not to capitalize words at the beginning of a sentence, but at the beginning of a paragraph it stands out even more! In this example, the writer does not have proper command over the use of commas — namely they are missing in places they should have been added and added places they are not required.If it's a new, creative or off-beat idea, focus on selling and explaining that.If it's a common idea, focus on trying to say it better than anyone else.National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15.It's a time to recognize contributions from Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as well as celebrate their culture, positive influence on America and heritage.Here's one of the essays we received for a previous scholarship contest, to help you learn the do's and don'ts of essay writing: “To be able to hold onto your money you have to know how to manage it. As teenagers we often have no idea how to manage money and we end up wasting a lot of it.But in a bad economy most of us have had a crash course in what happens when you don’t manage your money properly.Here are a few more examples of what the essay writer did wrong: Misspellings are the fastest way to ensure an essay is disqualified.When combing through a stack of essays, a judge will first rule out the essays with simple misspellings.