The SAGES First Seminar Essay Awards highlight the best student writing produced in SAGES First Seminars each fall. The essays recognized here were selected from those nominated by SAGES faculty for this award in academic year 2019-2020. Student essayists receive a cash award and are recognized at the Spring Writing Program Awards.
Prior years’ First Seminar Essay Prize essays are archived on the Writing Program Canvas site, email firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
2019-2020 FSEM Prize Winners
In these essays, readers will notice the creative ways in which the authors choose to incorporate their evidence, analysis, and insights. Students looking to learn how to enhance their essays with anecdotes and reflections and support their analyses coherently will benefit from reading these engaging pieces of work.
- “Charlotte Smith’s Suffocating Romanticism” by Delphine Clatanoff
Written for FSSY185Q: Death Mourning and Immortality (Seminar Leader: John Wiehl)
- “The Solar Cycle” by Patrick Pariseau
Written for FSNA 165: Silicon and its Applications (Seminar Leader: Jim Stephens)
- “Black Solidarity: Combatting Colorism in the Black Community” by Farha Watley
Written for FSCC 110: Foundations of College Writing (Seminar Leader: Martha Schaffer)