QUWAC Writing Contest

The QUWAC Writing Contest recognizes and rewards exemplary student writing in the disciplines.

For the ninth year, QUWAC is collecting nominations for the Writing Across the Curriculum Student Writing Contest. Five students in all, one from each of the University's undergraduate college and schools - Arts and Sciences, Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Nursing - will be eligible to receive a $150 prize and the honor of having their work published on the Writing Across the Curriculum website. In addition, selected winners will have the opportunity to have their work appear in the "Quinnipiac University Casebook," within "The Little Seagull Handbook." On the judges' recommendation, Honorable Mentions will also be awarded and published on the website.

We encourage faculty to recommend work that reflects the highest standards of critical thinking and writing. Creative, professional and academic writing in any course or discipline is eligible. We also encourage submissions that were originally prepared as group projects.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements for the 2013-2014 Contest
There are three pieces to the submission package, all of which must be received by Daniele Dugre-Martin, assistant to Paul Pasquaretta, the Research and Writing Institute coordinator, by Friday, May 3, 2014. Judging will begin on Tuesday, May 6.

Materials should be submitted:

There are three pieces to the submission process:

  1. Entry: Writing in EN101 or EN102 is not eligible, as the Mary Segal Prize honors exemplary work in first year writing. Otherwise, any piece of writing prepared as part of a course assignment for the 2013-2014 academic year is eligible. Submissions must be formatted in a manner that is correct and appropriate to the discipline and submitted as a Word document or other standard word-processing program. Students may submit their own work, or may have their work submitted by the sponsoring faculty.
  2. Permission Form: The submission process is a collaboration between students and faculty. In addition to the entry itself, a permission form, completed and signed by the student and sponsoring faculty member, is required. Permission forms may be requested from Daniele or Paul or you may download the WAC Writing Contest permission form. Completed forms may be sent as email attachments or hard copies delivered to Daniele in The Learning Commons.
  3. Letter of Recommendation: The contest is intended to highlight effective pedagogy as well as strong writing. Sponsoring faculty members are asked to send Daniele an email with a brief description of the assignment and its place in the course, the evaluation criteria, and how the submission meets the standards of exemplary work.
Learn about the 2013 QUWAC writing contest winners.

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