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Criteria and Submission Requirements 


The winning essay will

  • have been written for a Foundations course between March 9th, 2013 and March 7th, 2014.
  • exemplify the  intellectually inquisitive and interdisciplinary spirit of Foundations
  • display
    • a clear, concise, and compelling controlling idea
    • effective development of its argument through appropriate use of evidence
    • detailed supporting analysis of that evidence
    • grammatical and stylistic correctness

Requirements for submission:

  • submit at any time during the fall or spring semesters up until 4pm on March 7th, 2014
  • visit the Writing Center at least one time to work on the essay
  • include a copy of the assignment
  • include the graded essay

Submit your essay as an email attachment to   Printed support materials should be submitted to the Writing Center's main office, Diagnothian Hall 200.  

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