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 $1050 will be presented to winners during a Fall 2020 awards ceremony.

Guidelines

Essays must have originated in a first-year writing course during the 2019-20 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 1E, WRIT 2, WRIT 2H, WRIT 25, WRIT 26.

Application

For the 2019-20 year, submissions will be accepted online only. Submissions are accepted beginning Fall quarter and until June 11, 2020.

2019-20 Application Form

Submission DEADLINE June 11, 2020

Judging

Over Summer 2020, 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 2020.


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:

Ellen Newberry
Lecturer in Writing
Chair, Rothman Committee
University of California
esnberry@ucsc.edu

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