2017-2018 Writing Prize Winners

Sweetland’s prizes for outstanding writing in First-Year and Upper-Level Writing Requirement courses receive a significant monetary award along with having their work published in a series that collects the prize-winning writing in two volumes, Excellence in First-Year Writing and Excellence in Upper-Level Writing. Writing Prize winners were recognized at a ceremony in April 2018.

Excellence in First-Year Writing book
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Excellence in Upper-Level Writing book
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First-Year Writing Prizes

Matt Kelley/Granader Family Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing

Wisteria Deng, “Six Reasons”
nominated by Leslie Stainton, RC 100

Zofia Ferki, “As Time Ticks By”
nominated by Leslie Stainton, RC 100

Granader Family Prize for Excellence in Multilingual Writing

Pok Yu Chan, “Snickers Got You Snickering”
nominated by Scott Beal, WRITING 120

Dorcas Li, “Hey, where are you?”
nominated by Scott Beal, WRITING 120

Granader Family Prize for Outstanding Writing Portfolio

Rita Hathaway, “The Spectrum Center: Enriching the Campus Experience”
nominated by Simone Sessolo, WRITING 100

Ying-Hsuan Wu, “Past/Future of My Home”
nominated by Jimmy Brancho, WRITING 100

Upper-Level Writing Prizes

Granader Family Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (Social Sciences)

Jessica Baer, “Modern Sports as Pre-Modern in Media”
nominated by Emma Waitzman (GSI) Andrei Markovits (Faculty), PolSci 368

Kyra Lyngklip, “Polarization and Lobbying Influence of the Dodd-Frank Act”
nominated by Eitan Paul (GSI) Nancy Burns (Faculty), PolSci 381

Granader Family Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (Sciences)

Evan Hoopingarner, “Unreliable inhaler access plagues Detroit’s asthmatics”
nominated by Emilia Askari, Environ 320

Deirdre McGovern, “What We Learn from the Mouse”
nominated by Andrew Bernard, Anthrbio 368

Granader Family Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (Humanities)

Mateusz Borowiecki, “Human Agency and Control in the Shadow of Enlightenment”
nominated by Scott Spector, German 401

Caitlyn Zawideh, “Mother of Exiles”
nominated by Molly Beer, ENG 325