Writing Across Borders
Wednesday| March 16th, 2016 | 12:20-1:15 p.m. | Aquinas
An FYE Academic Success Event!
In honor of International Education Week, join us for a film
screening of Writing Across Borders, a documentary that illuminates
the “challenges international students face when writing for
American colleges and universities.” The film screening will be
followed by a question-and-answer session with international
students who attend the Mount. Co-sponsored by the Office of
International Programs and the Writing Center.
So You Want To Be A Writing Center Tutor?
Thursday| March 31st, 2016 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Aquinas Hall
Come learn what being a Writing Center Tutor is all about! Current
and former tutors will share their experiences working in the
Writing Center, showcasing their work and answering audience
questions. If attending this session piques your interest, the
deadline to apply is Monday, April 18th!
MSMC Writing Contest
Friday| April 1st, 2016 | 11:59 pm
The MSMC Writing Center is now accepting submissions for its first
annual Writing Contest. Students of any academic standing are
eligible to enter. Essays must have been written for a MSMC course
during the 2015-2016 academic year and should be primarily
research-driven. Two $200 prizes will be awarded: one for the
winning graduate-level entry and one for the winning
undergraduate-level entry. A $50 Honorable Mention will also be
awarded for each category. Prizes will be awarded in the form of a
Visa gift card.
Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 1st,
2016 via www.turnitin.com.
Late entries will not be considered.
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Class ID Number: 8521129
- Essays should be between 7-15 pages of text (excluding cover
page, bibliography, abstract, footnotes, charts, graphs,
- Essays should be saved in (.pdf) format
- (.pdf) file should have the same title as the essay
- No identifying information (name, address, student
identification number, etc.) should be included anywhere in the
- Papers should be formatted using the corresponding style guide
for the discipline they were written (e.g. APA for social sciences,
MLA for English/Literature, AP for journalism)
- Group papers are not eligible for the contest
- By entering the essay contest, students agree to the terms of
academic honesty and affirm that all work is their own
Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Originality and soundness of argument (25%)
- Integration of research (25%)
- Organization (25%)
- Professionalism (25%)