The 4th Annual UWL College Writing I Symposium
Call for Proposals
Symposium Seeking Students
I saw you in College Writing I this year. I was synthesizing scholarly research; you were analyzing rhetorical approaches. I know we were both discovering the power of written communication. I don’t want to leave my discoveries just on the page, what about you? How about we present our favorite papers at this year’s College Writing I Symposium?
The English Department’s Composition Committee invites ENG 110/112 students to submit proposals for undergraduate writing projects that showcase their ability to engage in thoughtful, critical, and innovative work.
We are particularly interested in projects that demonstrate how students understand
- how to find, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize a variety of texts.
- how students integrate the ideas of others with their own.
These projects could take the form of any number of genresresearchbased essays, rhetorical and/or visual analyses, letters to the editor, oped essays, argumentbased essays, project proposals, audience analyses, personal essays, etc. We have intentionally designed this thematically open (proposals on any topic will be accepted) call for proposals to encourage as many students as possible to participate in this year’s symposium.
Students should submit a title and a brief proposal of 100 words or fewer by Friday, November 14th. The format of the symposium will be onehour concurrent sessions. Students should budget presentations for approximately 1015 minutes per presenter. To submit a proposal for this year’s symposium, please use the Qualtrics link below: https://uwlacrosse.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a5GiJfrzjuECqRD
The Composition Committee will run two paper presentation workshops in early December for students who would like additional help in preparing for the symposium.
Symposium Date: Monday, November 24th
If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Darci Thoune, Freshman Writing Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).