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Writing Contest

So You Think You Can Write - Student Writing Contest

  1. Rules
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  3. Judges

Writing Contest Rules

Are you one of the best writers at Tech?  Enter our writing contest and find out!
A cash prize will be awarded for English essays in each of the following categories:

The contest is open to students in English courses from Spring through the next Winter.

Contestants may only submit essays written for course credit. To enter, take an electronic copy to your professor and fill out a submission form with your instructor. All submissions must have successfully gone through Turnitin. Only instructors can submit the paper, but the student must provide all contact information to the instructor.

Last day to enter: April 1.  Winners will be announced at the Shakespeare Birthday Festival.

WINNERS

2015-2016 Contest

English 500 Level: Research Paper

"Sir Kay's Inadequacy" by Alana Crump. Dr. Celia M. Lewis

English 400 Level: Research Paper

"The Humanistic Emperor" by Savanna Haire.

English 303 Level: Long Report

"The Feasibility of Slip-Lining" by Madeline Carlisle. April Honaker, teacher.

English 303 Level: Short Project

"Deep Learning Algorithms" by Ethan Ray. 

English 200 Level: Research Paper

"Ophelia, The Marian Nymph" by Alexis Trisler. Dr. Ernest Rufleth, teacher.

 English 102 Level: Research Paper

 "Undone at the Seams" by Destiny Hicks. Mr. Genaro Smith, teacher.

 English 101 Level: Research Paper

 "Capitalism & Higher Education" by Bryan Hagans. Ms. Laura Ighade, teacher.

English 101 Level: Non-Research Essay

 "The Waltz of Abuse" by Cassie Oliver. Ms. Veronica Schuder, teacher.

 

2014-2015 Contest

English 400 Level: Research Paper

"Sexual Language as a Sign of Devotion in John Donne's 'Batter My Heart'" by Alana Crump. Dr. Ernest P. Rufleth, teacher.

"Love, Loyalty, and Impotence: Arthur's Place in the Affair of Lancelot and Guinevere" by Molly Trammell

English 303 Level: Long Project

"Comparison of Three Emergent Literacy Intervention Programs for At-Risk Children" by Susan Green. Ms. April Honaker, teacher.

English 303 Level: Short Project

"Catalysts: The Keys to Reaction Efficiency" by Grant Reddoch. Ms. Christine Strebeck, teacher.

English 200 Level: Literary Research Essay

"Conrad's Colonial Critique: A Questioning of Civilization" by Lindsey Simpson

English 102 Level: Literary Research Paper

"Like Father, Like Son" by Rachel Briggs.

English 101 Level: Research Essay

"Composting: Nature's Recycling" by P.J. Defatta. Ms. Laura

English 101 Level: Non-Research Essay

"Reebok's Revolutionary Commercial" by Audrey Kim. Ms. Isabel

 

2013-2014 Contest

English 400 Level: Research Paper

"Beyond Space Colonialism: Otherness in Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead" by Lydia I. Andreu. Dr. Robert W. Rudnicki, teacher.

English 303 Level: Long Project

"Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Total Laboratory Automation in Reducing Errors in Clinical Laboratories" by Sandesh Oli. Ms. April Honaker, teacher.

English 200 Level: Literary Research Essay

"Representation and Symbolism of Character" by Morgan Cranford. Dr. Ernie Rufleth, teacher.

English 102: Literary Research Paper

"From Rome to Panem: A Cycle of History" by Marcus Sandifer. Ms. Marcie Culpepper, Teacher.

English 101: Research Paper

"Calamity" by Mason Mercer. Ms. Laura Ighade, Teacher.

English 101: Non-Reseach Paper

"Reebok's Revolutionary Commercial" by Audrey Kim. Ms. Isabel Lamptey, Teacher.

 

2012-2013 Contest

English 303 Level: Technical Report

"Treating Dual Diagnosis: An Analysis of Two Methods for Improving Care" by Adam Christopher Ellsworth. Ms. Susan Eller, teacher.

English 303 Level: Proposal

"Proposal to Discover the Best Option for Flood Protection Levees on the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet" by Salvatore Pellittieri.  Ms. Christine Strebeck, teacher.

English 303 Level: Miscellaneous

"Step by Step Guide to Implementing the Cortex" by Champy Gahagan. Ms. April Honaker, teacher.

English 102 Level: Literary Research

"The Fall of Willie Loman" by Matthew George. Ms. Paula Brown, teacher.

English 101: Source Use

"Stop the Waste" by Daniel Nichols. Ms. Laura Ighade, teacher.

English 101: Non-Source Use

"The Gift" by Wesley Robert Hoggard. Ms. April Honaker, teacher.

English 099 Level

"Bad Habits Make the World Difficult" by Tyler Sharbutt. Ms. Isabel Lamptey, teacher.


2011-2012 Contest  

English 303 Level: Technical Report

 

"Therapy With or Without Hyperbaric Oxygen: Determining  the Best Treatment for Laminitis in Horses" by Kristi Marie Butler. Ms. Susan Eller, teacher

 

English 303 Level: Proposal

 

"Proposal to Find the Best Method to Operate Automated Wheelchairs for the Physically Disabled" by Sanjog Bikram KC.  April Honaker, teacher.

 

English 303 Level: Miscellaneous

 

"Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay" by Sarah Caudle. Ms. Julia Hardie, teacher.

                                

English 102: Literary Research

 

"Robert Frost and the Nature of Nature" by Jeffrey Magee. Dr. Scott Levin, Teacher.

 

English 101 Level: Source Use

 

"The Legal Drinking Age is Working" by Nicole Boothe. Ms. Marcie Culpepper, Teacher.      

 
English 101 Level: Non-Source Use
 

"Brotherly Defense in a Foreign Land" by Anna Gilbert. Ms. April Honaker, Teacher. 

 
 

2010-2011 Contest  

English 303 Level: Technical Report

 
 

English 303 Level: Proposal

 
 

English 303 Level: Miscellaneous

 
"What is ASIMO? An Explanation of Honda's Robot" by Dillon Welch. Ms. Julia Hardie, teacher.
 

English 102 Level: Literary Research

 
 

English 101 Level: Source Use

 

"Legalizing Gay Marriage" by Kayla Frith. Dr. Bruce R. Magee, teacher.

 
English 101 Level: Non-Source Use  

"Blown out of Proportion" by Dixie Foster. Ms. April Honaker, teacher. 

 
   

2009-2010 Contest  

English 212 Level: Literary Research

 

"Jungle Fever" by Lillian Grappe. Dr. Kimberly Vanderlaan, teacher.

 

English 211 Level: Literary Research

 

"The Misconception of Justice and Mercy" by Sara Gilbert. Dr. Derek Lowe, teacher.

 

English 210 Level: Literary Research

 

"The Power of Illusion: Understanding Doctor Faustus through a Glimpse at Satan" by Alice Brawley. Dr. Derek Lowe, teacher.

 

English 102 Level: Literary Research

 

"Symbolism in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye" by Jeff Tucker. Ms. Marcie Culpepper, teacher

 

"A Soldier's War", by Marcus Cherry. Dr. Kimberly Vanderlaan, teacher.

 

English 101 Level: Essay Using Sources

 

"Native Americans: Forgotten Victims of Racism in America" by Paul George. Ms. Laura Ighade, teacher.

 

"Segregated Sundays", by D.J. Harris. Ms. Laura Ighade, teacher.

 

English 099 Level: Non-Source Use

"The Sun Pyramid" by Mariana Albores-Alfonso. Ms. Isabel E. Lamptey, teacher.

 


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