i.e. stands for the Latin id est, which translates roughly as “that is” or “in other words.” i.e. is a subset of e.g. that recognizes excellence in genre writing. Whereas those essays selected for e.g. represent exemplary academic writing, those published for i.e. demonstrate excellence in writing in a different genre, such as a newspaper editorial or short story. Because first year composition courses at the UW allow students the opportunity to write in multiple different genres for a variety of audiences, writing nominated for i.e. should be written for a specific, non-academic audience and exhibit an awareness of the features that make that target genre unique.
2010-11 Essay Selection
“That’s So Ghetto!” by Pat Origenes
2009-10 Essay Selection
“‘Cinderella’: An Excerpt From Bedtime Stories with Holden Caulfield” by Sarah Montgomery