FSE Student Writing Awards

English 101, 102, and 200-level Writing Awards

The Department of English recognizes excellence in writing with certificates of achievement and cash rewards to as many as three students each year for papers written in fulfillment of assignments in English 101 and 102, in addition to as many as two students each year for papers written in fulfillment of assignments in English 203, 209-211.

Papers may be submitted by students or instructors to the First- and Second-year English Office (3001J Wescoe) any time prior to the deadline. Papers written during the summer will be eligible for consideration the following year. The papers may be the originals or freshly copied. Instructors should certainly consider submitting any paper they judge to be excellent work, but only one paper per student is allowed. Each paper must contain the following information:

  • Student's name
  • Student's local address and phone number
  • Student's id number
  • Instructor's name
  • Course number and line number

Members of the First- and Second-year English Committee will read and rank the papers independently.

These awards are made only once, in the spring semester, so that they can be part of the Department's Honors and Awards ceremony. The final deadline for papers is usually the second week of April.

Submissions will not be returned to authors.

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