Oh, the joys of writing seminar.
Without a doubt one of the most dreaded parts of the classic first-year Princeton experience is muddling through the endless peer reviews of writing seminar. Oh, and how can I forget about the lovely AP Style Guide? For those freshmen who did buy it, you can find all of it online for the great price of $0.
Every year, the Writing Center awards the Quin Morton ’36 Writing Seminar Essay Prize to a few of the best research papers (R3’s in Writing Sem. lingo) written in writing sems the year before. Until now!
This year, the Writing Center decided to cancel the award and “experiment with two other ways of recognizing excellent student work,” said Amanda Irwin Wilkins, the director of the Writing Program, in an e-mail this week.
What are these Writing Center new initiatives?
The first is the Quin Morton ’36 Freshman Research Conference which will allow a few students to present the findings of the research papers in a small conference that is scheduled to take place in April.
The second is the Writing Center Journal which is meant to be an academic journal that will allow students to showcase excerpts of class papers that demonstrate “excellent writerly moves.” The deadline to submit articles is February 21 (TOMORROW!) so send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.