Don Rothman Endowed Award in First-Year Writing

Don RothmanDon Rothman, 39 year member of Oakes College and Writing Program faculty, founded this award to honor the achievements of one or more first-year students in the genre of nonfiction, academic, analytic writing, and to recognize excellence in writing pedagogy.

Purpose

To honor the achievements of one or more first-year students in the genre of nonfiction, academic, analytic writing, and to recognize excellence in writing pedagogy.

Award

Acknowledgments and monetary awards totaling up to $1500 will be presented to winners during a Fall 2019 awards ceremony.

Guidelines

Essays must have originated in a first-year writing course during the 2018-19 academic year and should demonstrate serious engagement with issues raised in the class, including the importance and impact of other writers' ideas. Length should be commensurate with the essay's purpose, but no more than 2500 words.

Submit an essay written in a first-year course; WRIT 1, WRIT 1A, WRIT 1E, WRIT 2, WRIT 2H, WRIT 23, WRIT 25, WRIT 26, WRIT 27.

Application

For the 2018-19 year, submissions will be accepted online only. Submissions are accepted beginning Fall quarter and until June 21, 2019.

2018-19 Application Form

Submission DEADLINE June 21, 2019

Judging

Over Summer 2019, a team of Writing Program faculty will determine the winning submissions, including honorable mentions.

Awards Ceremony

Students whose essays are selected for the award as well as faculty in whose classes the essays originated will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Fall 2019.


Essays selected to receive an award will be posted to the Writing Program Website, will be shared at the Awards Ceremony, and may be published and distributed within the UCSC community.

For more information:

Brij Lunine
Lecturer in Writing
Chair, Rothman Committee
University of California
brij43@ucsc.edu

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