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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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 2006-07 Selected Essays

    Date: 2008.05.29 | 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 2006-07:

    Bilingual Education and its Threat to the Nation Form
    Karin Asplund

    The Future of Tomorrow Struggling with Domination
    Christine Caldejon

    The Manipulation and Exploitation of Nationalism
    Behnum Habibi

    “Man Law”: Perpetuation of Stereotypes Online
    Caitlin Pratt

    Persuasion for a Better Cause
    Ashley Thoreson

    A More Mobile Campus: A Proposal for a New Mobility Map at the University of Washington
    Jessica Vu

  • 2004-05 Selected Essays & Greetings from the Co-Chairs

    Date: 2005.09.15 | Category: News, Selected Essays | Response: 0

    2004-05 Winners

    Reality vs. Actuality: A Construction of the Truth
    Carly Cannell

    The Capitalization of Intelligence: How Spellbound Transforms Education into a Commodity Through Metaphor
    Scott Hanes

    Mother Teresa and Media Mayhem
    Chris Klontz

    Understanding the Science Gender Gap
    Matt Olson

    Chief Seattle’s Real Message
    David Wu

    Greetings from the Co-Chairs

    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!

    Sincerely,
    Riki Thompson & Melanie Kill
    September 2005

  • 2003-04 Selected Essays

    Date: 2004.07.08 | 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 2003-04:

    Sacrifice,Patriotism, and Pat Tillman
    Ben Greené

    The Contemporary Demon
    Mary Janessa Jusayan

    Constructing Knowledge: The Role of Human Limitations in Scientific Reasoning
    Katherine Liu

    Lessons from Culture
    Pamela Maynard

    Prism
    Ming Xia

  • 2002-03 Selected Essays & Greetings from the Co-Chairs, Director

    Date: 2003.07.15 | Category: News, Selected Essays | Response: 0

    2002-03 Selected Essays

    The Art of the Safe House (1st Place)
    Elizabeth Watkins

    Belief Creates Reality (2nd Place)
    Charles P. Clark

    The Science of Science (3rd Place)
    Nicholas Astete

    The Vulnerable Culture (4th Place)
    Saumil Gandhi

    English Power: A Movement that Shapes Americans (Honorable Mention)
    Aiza Redosendo

    Grand Theft Auto III: Satisfying a Thirst for Control, Violence, and Fantasy (Honorable Mention)
    Lindsey Peugh

    Greetings from the Co-Chairs

    We are pleased to present this publication of the first annual 100-level Writing Contest.

    The following winning essays were selected by the Writing Contest Committee, which is made up of two co-chairs and several readers, all of whom are instructors experienced in evaluating writing produced in the 100-level courses. The essays, first, were nominated by the instructors of English 105, 111, 121, and 131; secondly, the essays were reviewed by the committee in two eliminating rounds. Then the final four essays were ranked: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention. The final two essays were selected by us, the co-chairs, as additional honorable mentions.

    These essays are not intended in any way to be viewed as templates for the essays you or your students are asked to produce in 100-level writing classes. As we remind our students, writing essays for college courses is a complicated balancing act of close reading, critical analysis, argument, clarity, creativity, and fluency in the stylistic conventions of the various genres found in the academy. You will note that each of these essays has strengths in each of these areas—they would not be included did they not; however, each essay also offers the opportunity for other students to augment, counter argue, and critique the arguments and rhetorical choices of these student authors. We are certain you will find this collection a useful tool in your classes as a starting point for your own discussions of what makes for “good writing” and a catalyst for further critical thinking.

    We congratulate the authors included in this year’s publication for their hard work. We would also like to thank all the instructors who nominated student essays for their participation. And, we invite those of you interested in keeping the contest vital and growing to participate in the coming years.

    Sincerely,
    Michelle LaFrance and Meredith Lee
    July 2003

    Director’s Note

    June 30, 2003

    Dear First-Year Writing Students:

    For many years now, the instructors in the Expository Writing Program have been pleased and proud of the writing their students have done in their courses. We had, however, no way of making those excellent essays available across sections of first-year writing, more than 180 each year. Last year, under the supervision of the very able instructors Meredith Lee and Michelle LaFrance, we initiated a contest for a set of first-year writing prizes and contained in this packet are the results. Everyone taking a first-year course in 2003-04 will purchase the packet and having the packet will allow you, as a first-year student, to see what kinds of essays your instructors consider the best in the program.

    We hope that you will find reading these essays valuable and that one of your own essays may appear here next year.

    Sincerely,

    Gail Stygall, Director
    Expository Writing Program
    Associate Professor
    English Language and Literature

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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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