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      University Writing Awards


      We invite UW-Whitewater faculty and instructional academic staff to nominate students for the University-wide awards for outstanding undergraduate student writing. Papers, essays, or written assignments completed by undergraduate students to meet a course requirement will be accepted. Instructors may nominate up to two papers per class section.




      Expository Essays

      short analytical or persuasive papers

      Research Papers

      quantitative or qualitative research papers, literature reviews

      Creative Writing

      fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, multi-genre pieces

      Journalistic Writing

      newspaper articles, television or radio copy, investigative reporting, editorials

      Essay Exams

      in-class or take-home exams

      Scientific or Technical Writing

      field reports, lab reports, manuals

      Professional Writing

      case studies, lesson plans, business plans, grant proposals, resume or vita cover letters

      Reviews or Personal Response Papers

      book, theatre or art exhibit reviews

      Marketing Communications

      ads, press releases, direct-marketing pieces

      Freshman Writing

      any writing listed above and written by a freshman


      includes multiple author projects


      For each nomination, the instructor is to submit a completed award nomination form and the student’s assignment (Word format*) to writingawards@uww.edu.. The due date is March 10, 2015. *Ads and direct-marketing pieces may be PDF.

      Questions? Contact Dr. Elizabeth Hachten, Chair of the University Writing Awards Committee,

      (262) 472-1713 or writingawards@uww.edu.


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