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  • e.g. Online Journal for 100-Level Writing Looking for Submissions for 2009-10

    Date: 2010.05.26 | Category: Instructors, News | Response: 0

    e.g., UW’s online journal for 100-level writing, is seeking new submissions of high quality 100-level writing.  The e.g. editorial committee needs the help of 100-level writing instructors for the past school year.  It would be great if you could all encourage your students in 100-level courses (current and former) to submit their work, both through a general announcement in class and via email (to make it a little easier for you, we’ve created two “personal” email templates, one to send to your current class and another to classes from previous quarters. Just scroll down for the time-saving email templates), and it would also be great if you could single out a few students whose writing was particularly outstanding, and encourage them via email or in person to submit their papers to e.g. You can make a plug for e.g. to all your students, mention the value of submitting writing to a reviewed, on-campus journal, perhaps even show them the website.  Even better, you can tell them that last year’s WINNERS received CASH prizes.

    Even though we’re sending the email out now, feel free to contact students you had in previous quarters this year in addition to the ones you have this quarter.  Students produce great writing at the 100-level, and e.g. is a great opportunity to showcase that writing.  Also, it gives you as the instructor a way to talk about stakes and audiences outside the confines of your classrooms.  We at e.g. depend on instructors getting the word out to students, so we can help this online journal remain meaningful to students, to instructors (it provides great samples), and to the university community.

    The email templates are below. We appreciate your help in teaching, mentoring, and encouraging your students!

    Sincerely,
    the e.g. committee

    TEMPLATE #1 (for students this quarter):

    Hello class! I’m sending out this end-of-the-quarter invitation to encourage you to submit your work from our English 111/121/131 class to e.g., the online journal of first-year writing at UW. Just go to the following website for more information:

    http://depts.washington.edu/egonline/

    For last year’s set of winners the e.g. committee was able to award cash prizes, and they foresee being able to do that again.  The journal also provides a nice, low-stakes venue for you to get your feet wet publishing, as well as offering an audience outside the classroom.  Publication in e.g. is a good c.v. or resume builder as well. They are accepting submissions through the end of the summer.  Submissions should be major papers, and current submission requirements are on the website. All of you did really tremendous work this quarter, and I really encourage any and all of you to take advantage of this.

    If you have any questions about your papers or would like to talk to me about revisions, etc., I’d be happy to look at your work!  Good luck!

    [your name--now it's personal!]

    TEMPLATE #2 (for students of previous quarters):

    Hello former class!  I’m sending out this end-of-the-year invitation to encourage you to submit your work from our English 111/121/131 class to e.g., the online journal of first-year writing at UW. Just go to the following website for more information:

    http://depts.washington.edu/egonline/

    For last year’s set of winners the e.g. committee was able to award cash prizes, and they foresee being able to do that again.  The journal also provides a nice, low-stakes venue for you to get your feet wet publishing, as well as offering an audience outside the classroom.  Publication in e.g. is a good c.v. or resume builder as well. They are accepting submissions through the end of the summer.  Submissions should be major papers, and current submission requirements are on the website. All of you did really tremendous work in our class together, and I really encourage any and all of you to take advantage of this.

    If you have any questions about your papers or would like to talk to me about revisions, etc., I’d be happy to look at your work!  Good luck!

    [your name--now it's personal!]

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The editorial committee of e.g., UW’s online journal of 100-level writing, is pleased to announce the winning essays for 2009-10: Paige Edmiston, “The Tell Tale Word: The Role of Authorship in Literary Analysis” and Jessica Oscoy, “The Irony of Higher Education.” Submissions for the 2011-12 academic year are currently being accepted until the end of September 2012.

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