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​"In My Own Words": autumn semester essay writers recognized

December 27, 2016

The “In My Own Words” freshman writing series continued autumn semester, highlighting the powerful student stories we encounter in the classroom. Formerly a project with CSCC-Delaware during our partnership phase, “In My Own Words” showcases exemplary narrative writing in freshman composition courses, including English 1109 and 1110.

The participating sections, along with the top three essays, are listed here. Additionally, essays were read and judged by a panel of judges unaffiliated with the class sections: Trent Ramsey's “PA#1,” Brandon Slover-Baffone's untitled audio narrative, and Jon G. Misich's “Music To My Ears” were selected as the top three essays, and received $25 gift cards. All other participants received $10 gift cards.
An informal public reading is planned during Spring semester. More details will be forthcoming.

In My Own Words: Selected Essays for Fall 2016

Trent Ramsey, "PA#1" (S. Lishan)
Brandon Slover-Baffone, Untitled (K. Braun)
Jon G. Misich, "Music to My Ears" (S. Oakes)

Arsala Arifeen, "The Enemy of an Enemy Is a Friend" (S. Lishan)
Taylor L. Rush, "The Infinite Oval Track" (S. Oakes)
Amanda R. Ochs, "Moving On" (S. Oakes)
Jennifer F. "Jen" Moodie, "A Cowgirl's Genes" (S. Oakes)
Jerik D. Moots, "Blown Tires, Sick Kids, and Gas Station Cheese" (S. Oakes)
Mitch Henkle, "The Lake House" (S. Oakes)
Conner J. Smith, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (S. Oakes)
Rebecca L. "Becca" Irwin, "The First of Many" (S. Oakes)
Joe Magrini, "Nonno" (S. Oakes)
Kathryn Poling, Untitled (K. Braun)