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  • 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.

  • 2006-07 Winner: “‘Man Law:’ Perpetuation of Stereotypes Online” by Caitlin Pratt

    Date: 2008.05.24 | Category: Selected Essays | Response: 0

    “‘Man Law’” by Caitlin Pratt PDF

    Facebook.com is a social networking site, a virtual version of the facebook that some colleges give incoming freshmen.  The site allows users to create online profiles that list their personal information such as age, gender, birthday, hometown, e-mail address, class schedules, interests, musical tastes, and political and religious views.  Site users can view others’ online profiles, and interact in a variety of ways including joining common interest groups and posting photos, links, and videos.  Facebook was originally created for college students, and college students continue to make up the majority of its users.  More than ten million people now use the site, and they make it the seventh most-trafficked site on the internet (Zuckerberg).  One of the features of the site is the ability to create and join “common interest” groups.  Groups range from the serious like Gay-Straight Alliance and Cancer Awareness groups to the silly “I Will Go Slightly Out of My Way To Step on That Crunchy Looking Leaf.” Especially at large universities, this allows students to stake out a niche in their university community and network with people who share their interests.  Although many of these groups are intended to be fun or silly, other groups like “Man Law” reflect the fact that cyberspace still exists within the limits of societal norms and stereotypes.

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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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