The College of Arts and Sciences and the Campus Writing Program are soliciting submissions for the annual Intensive Writing (IW) Essay Prize for students enrolled in IW courses during the 2011-2012 academic year. A committee of past and current IW instructors will select two winning essays (1 essay longer than 10 pages and 1 essay shorter than 10 pages) from each of the three distribution areas in which IW courses are taught: Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Studies, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences. The primary criterion of evaluation will be excellence in argument and exposition. Prizes are valued at $150.
These prizes are awarded each academic year, and nominations and submissions are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. The deadline for essays to be considered for the Intensive Writing Essay Prize for the 2011-2012 academic year is Friday, March 2, 2012. Please see the CITL website for specific information on submission procedures for this competition.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to have your best writing recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Campus Writing Program and to help us highlight not only the valuable role that writing plays in the College curriculum, but the excellence of our Intensive Writing program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.