Lynne Cooper Harvey Writing Prize
Every year, AMCS seeks to recognize academic excellence with The Lynne
Cooper Harvey Undergraduate Writing Prize, which acknowledges
outstanding writing on a topic in American culture. The 2017 Writing
Prize will be given to a student who has written an exemplary essay or
research paper on an American subject in any AMCS course (whether
home-based or cross-listed) in the Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 semester.
The award carries a cash prize of five hundred dollars; it is presented
at the annual AMCS Barbeque at the end of the school year.
How to Nominate a Paper
Please consider the best students in your Fall 2016 AMCS course(s) and nominate one whose written work seems worth consideration. Please limit yourself to one nomination per course.
We are looking for essays and research papers (5-25 pages) that reveal analytical depth and agile multidisciplinary thinking, although work that is simply a great specimen of undergraduate writing on an American topic would also be suitable. We are particularly interested in work that demonstrates innovative interpretation of sources, methodological sophistication, and creative conceptual framing; where relevant papers should contain original research and argument. Please note that we will not be considering honors theses.Since departments are now able to award students with three levels of “distinction,” particularly outstanding honors theses can be acknowledged in this way.
Please send the following information to Máire Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than January 10, 2017.
We will notify the student of the nomination and request a copy of the work for review.(If you have an electronic copy on hand, we welcome submission on behalf of the student.)
Academic Coordinator, AMCS