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We are pleased to see another year of exciting student writing showcased in e.g.!
Since it’s inception in 2002, e.g. has undergone a number of changes. Originally, e.g. was known as the 100-level Writing Contest, which allowed for instructors to nominate the best essays to be selected for this newly created writing award, similar to that offered to writers in 200-level writing courses.
In the last two years, e.g. has evolved from the 100-level Writing Contest to an online journal of student writing that showcases essays that exemplify the type of writing that is stressed in UW’s 100-level writing courses.
This year’s essays were selected by the e.g. committee, which is made up of two co-chairs and several readers, all of whom are experienced 100-level writing instructors. First, essays were nominated by the instructors of English 105, 111, 121, and 131; secondly, the essays were reviewed by the committee in two eliminating rounds; finally, the final 5 essays were selected by the committee for their various strengths.
The final essays all came from English 131 courses this year, though the committee was hoping to be able to select essays that were more representative of student writing in a variety of 100-level courses. The lack of submissions from other courses, made it difficult to achieve this goal for the 2004-2005 year. It is our hope that in the coming years, submissions from Eng 105, 111, and 121 will be more plentiful.
You will notice that the essays selected display an outstanding command of specific aspects of academic writing, though they are by no means “perfect” and without room for further revision and improvement. We hope that you will enjoy reading the essays in this year’s e.g..
If you are an instructor, we hope you that you will use them in your classes as a catalyst for discussions about writing. Please see the instructor pages for ideas on how to integrate essays into your teaching.
We would like to congratulate the authors of these excellent essays for their hard work. We would also like to thank all the instructors who nominated student essays for their participation. Special thanks go out to the 2004-2005 reading committee who volunteered their time and energy to reading the submitted essays and putting together pedagogical strategies for the instructor pages. This year’s e.g. committee included Steven Corbett, Stephen M. Dekovich, Rachel Goldberg, Jasmine Moir, Raymond Oenbring, and Steve Tobias.
Lastly, we invite those of you interested in keeping the journal vital and growing to participate in the coming years!
Riki Thompson & Melanie Kill
Rapid technological advancements and an influx of media in today’s society have connected us in more ways than ever thought possible. Television, movies, newspapers, magazines, the internet, and other forms of the media all contribute to the highly connected global society. This intricate network of communication has vastly expanded our sphere of knowledge and understanding in the cultural context. Through television and the internet, we can access news and events in other countries minutes after they happen. Through pictures and stories, we can learn about the various cultures and practices all the way across the world. However, with this expanded access also come certain limitations. Often overlooked is the fact that the information has been filtered through numerous entities, only allowing us to see through the eyes of the creator, greatly limiting our perceptions of the world. Sometimes subtle and unintentional, other times blatantly obvious and highly structured, the influences of the media present society with a constructed reality, as each article, be it a news story, photograph, or even voice, is strategically selected and presented to convey a certain message. This process becomes destructive when it begins to shape our opinions, perceptions, and ideologies, especially concerning other cultures.
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