Wentworth Writing Awards

Writing plays a crucial role in the fields for which Wentworth Institute of Technology trains its students.  It is an essential part of the Wentworth education.  To encourage Wentworth students to strive for excellence in the practice of writing, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences has created the Wentworth Writing Awards, three $100 awards given annually to recognize the finest student essays written for the department’s courses during the academic year.

  • The Writing Award in English Composition is given for the best essay written for an English course.
  • The Writing Award in Honors English Composition is given for the best essay written for an honors English course.
  • The Writing Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences is given for the best essay written for an upper-level humanities or social sciences course.

To be eligible for an award, an essay must have been written for an English, humanities, or social sciences course during the fall or spring semester, received a grade of A or A-, and been nominated by the instructor for whose course the essay was written.  There are no restrictions on the number of awards an individual student can win.  Recipients of the awards will be announced, and the awards given, at the end of the spring semester.

Please send nominations to Professor Edward Rooney at rooneye@wit.edu.

2012-2013 Winning Essays & Honorable Mentions

The Writing Award in English Composition:

  • Winners: Daniel Flaherty and Farren Williamson

The Writing Award in Honors English Composition:

  • Winner: David Gidley

The Writing Award in Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Winner: Anthony Baldassini

 

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