First Seminar Essay Prize Nomination Form (2015)

SAGES FSEM Essay Awards
The Department of English, SAGES, and the Center for the Study of Writing are pleased to announce
the SAGES First Seminar Essay Awards, which recognize the best essays produced by our first-year
students. Each selected essay will be published in a prize booklet; student authors will receive a
cash prize.
Award Procedure:
Faculty and/or Writing Instructors in SAGES First Seminars or English Department Writing
Courses may nominate up to two essays from their courses by completing this form and
returning it to by or before the date that fall semester grades are
due (December 18, 2015).
Students will be contacted and asked to submit final, electronic copies of their essays by the
end of the drop/add period of the following spring semester (January 22, 2016).
Essays will be judged by writing faculty and awards will be announced in time for the
publication of the prize booklet, which will be distributed at the spring Celebration of
Student Writing (April 2016).
SAGES FSEM Essay Award Nomination Form
Seminar Leader:
Writing Instructor (if applicable):
Course Number & Title:
Student Name & CWRU Network ID:
Essay Title:
Please describe the assignment for which this essay was written (≤100 words):
Please explain briefly what makes this essay outstanding (≤100 words):
Please note: Faculty assignment descriptions and evaluations of student writing may be published in
the prize booklet alongside the winning essays.