2012 SCSU W-Course Writing Contest Dedicated to Dr. Nancy Marano

The Southern Writing Across the Curriculum Program invites you to help continue a contest to recognize excellent student writing from writing intensive courses.  The goal of the contest is to reward the best examples of writing produced by students in writing intensive courses and to spotlight the hard work of both students and instructors. This year the contest is dedicated to Dr. Nancy Marano faculty in the School of Education, a respected colleague, friend and student advocate who passed away in the Summer 2011. She was devoted to the WAC Program and greatly contributed to the development of student writing; thus the WACC finds it most appropriate to recognize her contributions by dedicating the contest to her this year.

We are soliciting the best papers written for W-course taken during Spring semester 2011, Summer semesters 2011, and Fall semester 2011. Prizes include cash and vouchers to the bookstore. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Friday, March 16th. Late submission will not be considered.

Submissions must include the student paper, a copy of the assignment that generated it, and a signed release form (see attached release form). Entries can be submitted to Dr. Kimberly Lacey, Interim Director of WAC in the WAC Office (EN C118). If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Dr. Kimberly Lacey at laceyk1@southernct.edu

Guidelines for W-Course Writing Contest

1. Student entrants must be taking/have taken a writing intensive course (W) at Southern during the past three semesters (SP11, Summer 11 or FA11);

2. Entries may be either teacher- or self-nominated;

3. Each paper must be at least 1000 words and to exceed 7500 words and have been written for a W-course. We encourage students to submit entries polished through the revision process;

4. Submissions must include the following:
• A clean copy of the writing submission
• A digital copy of the paper submitted via email to laceyk1@southernct.edu with one hard copy to the WAC Office (EN C118)
• A copy of the assignment for which the paper was written
• A signed copy of the attached release form;

5. Students must submit their papers and supporting materials Dr. Kimberly Lacey no later than Friday March16th by 4:00 p.m.

6. Judging will be done by members of the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee and the Interim Director of the Southern Writing Program;

7. The writer of the first-place paper will receive a $200.00 honorarium as a prize; second-place will receive $150.00; and third-place will receive $100.00. Others may receive certificates for honorable mention or bookstore vouchers;

8. All winners will be announced at the UCF meeting on April 26th 2012. Students will be presented with awards and certificates at that time.

Approved by WAC and WACC February 16, 2012

 

 

2011 w-course writing contest

Contest Guidelines:

The Southern Writing Across the Curriculum Program invites you to submit the best example of your writing from writing intensive courses. 

We are soliciting the best papers written for W courses during Spring semester 2010, Summer semester 2010,  Fall semester 2010, or Winter session 2011. Winners will receive prizes and have their achievements publicly recognized at the Honors Convocation in May. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011. Submissions must include the student paper, a copy of the assignment that generated it, and a signed release form. Entries should be submitted to Kimberly Lacey in the Writing Across the Curriculum  (WAC) Program Office (Engleman C-118--down the short hall opposite the Disability Resource Center) by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23rd.  There is a mail-slot in the WAC office door for submissions.

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Prof. Kimberly Lacey (laceyk1@southernct.edu).

Guidelines for W-Course Writing Contest

1. Student entrants must have taken a writing intensive course (W) at Southern during the past year semesters (SP10, Summer10, FA10, or Wintersession 2011).

2. Each paper must be at least 1000 words* and have been written for a W-course. Entries should have been polished through the revision process.

3. Submissions must include the following:

4. Students must submit their papers and supporting materials to the Writing Across the Curriculum Office (Engleman C-118) by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

5. Judging will be done by members of the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee and the Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

6. The writer of the top three papers will receive prizes. 

7. All winners will be invited to participate in the Honors Convocation in May (date TBA).

*W-course submissions from fields such as journalism, in which the standard length of writing assignments is less than 1000 words, may include more than one paper which together equal the minimum 1000 word requirement.

Download the Guidelines and Release Form.

 

SPRING 2010 CONTEST

We are pleased to announce the following students have won the 2010 W-Course Writing Contest.  There were 22 paper submissions for the 2010 Contest.  Please join the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee in congratulating this year's contest winners!!

1st Place:     Jessica Simmons
Paper Title:  "More Than Kids Just Being Kids: The Impact of Bullying and Cyberbullying on Youth"
Course:        Psychology 499: Independent Study
Professor:    Dr. Katherine Marsland
 
2nd Place:    Daniel Serra
Paper Title:   "An Era of Scientific Development and Dispute"
Course:       English 361: American Renaissance
Professor:    Dr. Scott Ellis

3rd Place:    Emily Sgrignari
Paper Title:  "Defining the American Renaissance: An Umbrella of Self-Discovery"
Course:    English 361: American Renaissance
Professor:    Dr. Scott Ellis

Honorable
Mention:    David Paulson
Paper Title:  "Finding Truth in the Heat of Summer"
Course:    Anthroplogy 480: Theory in Anthropology
Professor:    Dr. Kenneth McGill

Honorable
Mention:    Shannon Baldino
Paper Title:  "How Far is Too far: Crossing the Line and Usurping the Role of God"
Course:    English 361: American Renaissance
Professor:    Dr. Scott Ellis

Well Done!

 

Spring 2009 Contest

There were 34 paper submissions for the 2009 Contest.  The Winners of the Spring 2009 W-Course Writing Contest are listed below.  Click on the links to read the winning papers.  The 5 winners will be recognized and prizes will be awarded at the University Honors' Convocation on Sunday 5/3/2009.

     Please join the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee in congratulating this year's contest winners!! 

1st Place:     Bob Uhl
Paper Title:   'The Problem of Anthropocentric Thinking in Ralph Waldo      
                    Emerson's  Nature'

Course:        English 361W  American Renaissance
Professor:    Dr. Paul Petrie

2nd Place:    Robin McCombe
Paper Title:    'The Stag and the Unicorn:  a marriage of Pagan and Christian                    Images on a Tenth Century Transenna'
Course:       Art 306W  History of Medieval Art
Professor:    Dr. Camille Serchuk

3rd Place:    Jessica Forcier

Paper Title:    'Words Make a Difference:  Memory and Storytelling in The
                  Things They Carried'

Course:    English 301W Intro to Literary Analysis and Critical Theory
Professor:    Dr. Cyntia Stretch

Honorable
Mention:    Dana Rozanski

Paper Title:    'Trash Miles'
Course:    Geography 362W  Urban Geography
Professor:    Dr. C. Patrick Heidkamp

Honorable
Mention:    Colin Ryan

Paper Title:    'Cape Wind and the Potential Effects on Cape Cod'
Course:    Geography 273W Land Use Planning
Professor:    Professor Joseph Dagostino