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“In My Own Words”: Spring Semester Essay Writers Recognized

March 27, 2018
“In My Own Words”: Spring Semester Essay Writers Recognized

The “In My Own Words” freshman writing series continued this 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 essay, are listed here. Additionally, essays were read and judged by a panel of judges unaffiliated with the class sections: Cynthia Hill's "Hard Memories" (Instructor Sue Oakes) was selected as the top essay, and the author received a $25 gift card. Other participants received $10 gift cards.

An informal public reading was held March 21 in the Alber Student Center.

In My Own Words: Selected Essays for Spring 2018

  • “My Journey Into Writing” by Jay Lin (Cynthia Lin, instructor)
  • What Makes Us Write?” by Danny Roahrig (Cynthia Lin, instructor)
  • “My Mother, the Person” by Ruksana Kabealo (Mike Lohre, instructor)
  • "Spark of Hope" by Jessica Young (Amy Tibbals, instructor)
  • “Ornaments” by Dallas Finley (Sue Oakes, instructor)
  • “Hard Memories” by Cynthia Hill (Sue Oakes, instructor)
  • “Composing a New Family” by Jeran Miller (Sue Oakes, instructor)