The Best of First Year Writing on Display in "Interpolations"
The inaugural edition of Interpolations: A Journal of First Year Writing is now available on the English Department website.
Interpolations is a refereed online journal edited by graduate teaching assistants teaching in the First Year Writing Program. According to the Interpolations website, the purpose of the journal is to "showcas[e] superior student writing.... These essays represent the finest work -- a combination of compelling ideas and outstanding writing -- being produced by our academic community's newest members."
The journal required a year of planning before publishing its first edition in February. "Looking at the journal in its final form, I could not be more pleased with the document that you see before you," says editor Adam Lloyd in the preface.
New issues will be published every semester, featuring a variety of exemplary writing assignments. The inaugural volume includes "Experience as Evidence Essays," "Experience and Other Evidence Essays," "Considering Another Side Essays," and "Final Research Essays." The twelve essays selected demonstrate not only an impressive command of language skills, but also insightful analysis and expert use of secondary sources.
"It's very exciting to have public document to answer the question I hear all too often: 'what is it they're teaching over there in English 101?'" says Linda Macri, Director of the First Year Writing Program. "I thank and congratulate Adam and his editorial staff for creating this tremendous resource."
Interpolations was made possible by a grant from the Campus Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee (CSTFAC).
Student contributors to the inaugural Interpolations are: E.B Aharon, Eric Bernhardt, Elizabeth Edkin, Jessica England, Morgan Gibson, Veena Katikineni, Manar Khaskia, Felicia Kulp, Ryan McGrath, Shahid Shafiq, and Mike Varney
The editor is Adam Lloyd and the editorial board consists of Jennifer Ashlock, Elizabeth Fixsen, Maggie Fromm, Nabila Hijazi, Kisa Lape, Kimberly O'Connor, and Natalie Philips.
Read more about Interpolations here.
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