The University Writing Center wishes everyone happy holidays and good luck on finals!
Contest to celebrate excellence in communication
The UWC’s Aggie Voices Contest is currently accepting submissions of writing and videos from undergraduates. The contest is intended to celebrate excellence in communication at Texas A&M and features two separate divisions: one for writing and another for video projects. Entries can be on any subject. The winners in each division will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon.com. The entry deadline is February 4th.
“We consult with students from all across campus, so we know how hard they work on their projects,” explains UWC Executive Director Valerie Balester. “This contest is a way of honoring that hard work and recognizing the talented and creative undergraduates we have at Texas A&M.”
Balester also notes that the decision to open the contest to any subject matter recognizes that good communication comes in many forms.
“Whether students are writing a lab report or creating a market analysis or shooting a video,” she says, “they still have to define their topic, decide what details to include, and consider how best to reach their audience.”
Contest rules and submission guidelines are available here.
Come write with us!
Having trouble getting motivated about that last paper of the semester? We have the solution. Come write with the UWC at our Final (Paper) Countdown on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
What is the Final (Paper) Countdown? Let our resident rapper, MC Grammar Punch, explain it for you. (Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!)
“50 Years of Inclusion” contest winner!
Aurash Behroozi was all smiles when he came by the UWC on Friday to claim his grand prize for the “50 Years of Inclusion at Texas A&M” contest.
Behroozi, a junior biomedical sciences major, won a $250 Amazon.com gift card for his essay. Behroozi was inspired to write his entry after listening to a presentation given by Dr. Maura Cullen, one of several speakers who came to campus to talk about the idea of inclusion. Gabriella Pallares, a sophomore English major, and Ashley Simmons, a senior Mechanical Engineering major, were runners-up in the essay contest, which was co-sponsored by the UWC and the “50 Years of Inclusion at Texas A&M” Committee.
Congratulations to our winners!
UWC announces 2014 Writing & Video Contest
The UWC is sponsoring “Aggie Voices,” a writing and video contest for undergraduates at Texas A&M. The author of the first-prize paper and the creator of the first-prize video will each win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com. Entries may be on any subject –they can even be work submitted for a class at Texas A&M. Entries will be due at 5 p.m. on February 4, 2014.
According to UWC Executive Director Valerie Balester, the contest is an extension of the writing center’s mission. “We want to cultivate a community that recognizes excellence in communication,” Balester explains. “This contest allows us to showcase the wonderful work being done by our undergraduates in a wide variety of media.”
Work will be judged by the faculty members of the W and C Course Committee.
Interested in entering? Check out the submission guidelines.