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  • 2010-11 Selected Essays

    Date: 2012.03.15 | Category: i.e., News, Selected Essays | Response: 0

    The editorial committee of e.g., UW’s online journal of 100-level writing, is pleased to announce the winning essay for 2010-11:

    Kayhan Nejad, “Literal and Metaphorical: Racial Themes in Harry Potter

    This essay was chosen to represent excellence in academic writing based on the EWPs four Outcomes. Specifically the essay takes a complex view of of the Harry Potter series by reading the novels at two different levels—the more literal level and a metaphorical level—and in so doing puts the novels in critical conversation with themselves. The paper also engages with the critical conversations surrounding Rowling’s series through a variety of academic sources, including literary criticism and scholarly journals. His essay follows a clearly articulated line of inquiry that leads the reader through a multi-stage argument.

    And our i.e. winner for 2010-11:

    Pat Origenes, “That’s So Ghetto!”

    This essay was chosen to represent excellence in genre writing. Modeled on Beverely Gross’s “Bitch,” the essay constructs an academic argument about the meanings and stakes of “Ghetto” by employing academically non-traditional evidence such as personal experience, dictionary definitions (both “traditional” like the OED and “non-traditional” like slang dictionaries), contemporary media sources, and interviews. The author also makes stylistic choices to target audiences that might fall outside of traditional “academic” audiences and in so doing demonstrates the broad stakes of recognizing the power of language.

    Selections for the journal were made by members of e.g. editorial committee.  All members present at editorial committee meetings offer an opinion on which essays should be selected for publication, except in cases where an editor happens to be the instructor of one of the student submitters.  In this case, the editor does not read, evaluate, or offer an opinion/vote on work submitted by his or her former student.

    The e.g. editorial committee found the above works to be an exemplary piece of 100-level writing demonstrating excellence in claim and communication and proficiency in the Expository Writing Program’s outcomes

  • Award Ceremony & Pizza Party for 2010-11 e.g. Winners

    Date: 2012.02.24 | Category: News | Response: 0

    2010-11 e.g. Winners Award Ceremony & Pizza Party.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Pat Origenes (left) and Kayhan Nejad (right). 2010-11 e.g. Winners Award Ceremony & Pizza Party.

     

     

  • Common Book Events / National Poetry Month

    Date: 2011.04.06 | Category: News | Response: 0

    “People like poetry like people like music: nobody doesn’t. If some think they don’t, they just haven’t listened to the right thing.”
    –Richard Kenney, UW professor and poet

    You Are Never Where You AreDid you know that April is National Poetry Month? You Are Never Where You Are, the 2010-11 UW Common Book, is a collection of poems designed to celebrate creativity, individual voices, and language. This month, the UW Common Book and campus partners bring you a slew of poetic opportunities. From major events with national poets like “Poetry: From Pulitzer to Performance” to a film series and Seattle’s first installment of the acclaimed Encyclopedia Show, you’ll find your verse-based tune–maybe its rhythm will even be in iambic pentameter.

    Celebrate imagination, voice, and persistence this April.
    Celebrate National Poetry Month.

    Note: This email highlights a few National Poetry Month events at the UW. To learn about the planned film series and other opportunities, like the UW Common Book on Facebook.

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  • 2009-10 Selected Essays

    Date: 2010.11.28 | Category: i.e., News, Selected Essays | Response: 0

    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

    Jessica Oscoy, “The Irony of Higher Education

    And our i.e. winner for 2009-10:

    Sarah Montgomery, “‘Cinderella’: An Excerpt From Bedtime Stories with Holden Caulfield

    Selections for the journal were made by members of e.g. editorial committee.  All members present at editorial committee meetings offer an opinion on which essays should be selected for publication, except in cases where an editor happens to be the instructor of one of the student submitters.  In this case, the editor does not read, evaluate, or offer an opinion/vote on work submitted by his or her former student.

    The e.g. editorial committee found the above works to be an exemplary piece of 100-level writing demonstrating excellence in claim and communication and proficiency in the Expository Writing Program’s outcomes.

  • Message from the e.g. Committee Chairs, Incoming and Outgoing

    Date: 2010.09.24 | Category: Editorial Committee, News | Response: 0

    From the Outgoing Chair

    As the outgoing e.g. committee chair, first of all I’d like to say how excited I am about the direction e.g. is going.  With not just one but three new committee chairs, I know a lot of exciting things are going to happen with e.g. in the near future, building both on past successes and not-so-successes.  Speaking of past successes, one of the benefits of being a committee chair is that I get to work with a committee, and these past two years have really made me appreciate the work that committees can do.  And the e.g. committee is a really dedicated group!

    Beyond the committee, however, I’d like to briefly acknowledge the wonderful work students have submitted.  As e.g. committee chair, I was able to engage directly and indirectly with the students who submitted essays, and I have been impressed not only by the quality of their writing, but also by their desire to see their work reach a larger audience.  Therein lies the importance of e.g.: helping students get their exemplary writing to a wider audience, and helping a wider audience see exemplary writing from UW first-year writers.  It’s been great to be chairing that effort, and I look forward to the continued growth and development of e.g.

    Raj

    From the Incoming Chairs

    As the new co-chairs of e.g., we would like to welcome everyone back for another productive year.  We have some exciting new changes on the horizon, including an Awards Ceremony and a new subset of e.g. (called i.e.) which will award writing in different genres.  This year the Submission Selection and Awards Ceremony are taking place during fall quarter so as to enhance e.g.’s year-round commitment to excellence in writing at the 100-level.  To that end, we look forward to a year of reviewing new submissions, working alongside undergraduate writers, and sharing a variety of distinguished pieces of writing with the wider academic community.  As always, we are open to and enthusiastic about suggestions for improvement, so feel free to contact us with any new ideas, comments, or questions as we collectively strive to make e.g. an even more useful and relevant resource for both undergraduate students and their instructors.

    Ashley, Alice, and Dave

  • Happy National Punctuation Day!

    Date: 2010.09.24 | Category: News | Response: 0

    It’s National Punctuation Day!

    http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/

  • 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!]

  • Welcome to the e.g. Online Journal!

    Date: 2010.04.29 | Category: News | Response: 0

    e.g. has a new look! 

    e.g. stands for the Latin exempli gratia, which translates roughly as “for example.” e.g. is the University of Washington’s online journal of 100-level writing and the essays published here are exemplary academic essays that written in first year composition courses — ENGL 131, 111, 121, 109, and 110 — at UW. These essays engage and illustrate the UW’s Expository Writing Program’s outcomes for 100-level writing. Essays are nominated for consideration (either by the student or the student’s instructor) and the e.g. editorial committee of selects the best essays for publication.

    e.g. also serves as an springboard for students and instructors of writing to engage in the larger academic writing community. e.g. offers resources and networks for University of Washington students and instructors to join the on- and offline conversations — regionally, nationally, and even internationally — about rhetoric and composition, undergraduate education, and teaching and learning writing. It is our hope that e.g. affords UW undergraduates the opportunity to contribute their ideas, questions, and arguments to these conversations, as well as giving instructors entrances and examples to work with, from, and through.

  • 2008-09 Selected Essays

    Date: 2010.04.17 | Category: News, Selected Essays | Response: 0

    The editorial committee of e.g., UW’s online journal of 100-level writing, is pleased to announce the winning essays for 2008-09:

    “Turning the Intrinsic Screw: Henry James and Human Nature”
    Caitlin Harding

    “Christina Rosetti’s Goblin Market: Finding the Middle Ground”
    Jasmine Yeh

    The French Lieutenant’s Woman: The Underscores of ‘Freedom’ within Restriction, Fowles’ Bridge between Realities”
    Prisca Youn

    Selections for the journal were made by members of e.g. editorial committee, chaired by Raj Chetty.  All members present at editorial committee meetings offer an opinion on which essays should be selected for publication, except in cases where an editor happens to be the instructor of one of the student submitters.  In this case, the editor does not read, evaluate, or offer an opinion/vote on work submitted by his or her former student.

    The e.g. editorial committee found the above works to be an exemplary piece of 100-level writing demonstrating excellence in claim and communication and proficiency in the Expository Writing Program’s outcomes.

    Judges: Jessica Campbell, Ed Chang, Raj Chetty, Stevi Costa, Brian Gutierrez, Dave Holmberg, Erik Jaccard, Anthony Manganaro, Jason Morse, Caitlin Palo, Alice Pedersen, Kim Trinh

  • 2007-08 Selected Essays

    Date: 2009.04.18 | Category: News, Selected Essays | Response: 0

    The editorial committee of e.g., UW’s online journal of 100-level writing, is pleased to announce the winning essays for 2007-08:

    Technology’s Priceless Value in Education
    Alize Bhojani, Devon Chandler-Brown, Danielle File, and Karlyn Kurokawa

    Picture Frame: An ENGL 121 e-Portfolio (Original e-Portfolio)
    Ainsley Bourque

    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Inquiry and Report of a Controversy
    Shima Houshyar

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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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