2013 Issue: Freshman Writing & Research Prize Winner

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Jessica Hoffman

 

Biology 321W: Dr. Jeff Newman*

The Identification of Aeromonas hydrophila subsp. ranae and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

 

Jessica is a biology major from Hawley, PA. She wrote this paper as a freshman and went on to win the 2012 Freshman Writing & Research Prize. Each year the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee gathers faculty nominations and determines a winner. Prize recipients are awarded $100 from the Beverly Joyce Smithson Glad Endowment Fund, as well as a public reception and reading in the student's honor.

 

*Note: The "W" after the course number indicates that this is a writing-intensive course. Students in these courses complete a combination of formal, high-stakes writing assignments and informal, low-stakes writing assignments with instructional support from the professor. The goal is not only to practice academic modes of writing, particularly in a given discipline, but also to learn course content through the act of writing itself.

Photo by Bridget Bellmore ('15)