Distinguished Writing

In November 2020, the University Writing Program began inviting submissions for distinguished writing. Each piece of writing is first nominated by an instructor, then submitted by a student in ENGL1105 or ENGL1106. Published writing includes the text itself, keywords, citation information, the project description or prompt, and the rights permissions provided by the author. This page will be updated as the program leadership team receives and publishes additional submissions.

For more guidance on recommending students to submit distinguished writing and the link to the share permissions, please visit the University Writing Program handbook or email writing -AT- vt.edu with any questions.

2022

Boyer, Sammie. (2022, April 15). The Social and Environmental Impact of Fast Fashion. Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Consigli, Chris. (2022, April 13). High-Flying Recovery. Hokies Write. https://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

2021

Anonymous. (2021, October 19). “I’m Not Lazy, I’m Reading”: Putting an End to a Text Only Definition of Reading. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Anonymous. (2021, November 10). Our Worst Enemy. Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Bates, Sophie l. (2021, November 1). The Elephant in the Room: The Quiet Suppression of Eating Disorder Correlation with Mixed-Race Individuals in the United States.
Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Chava, Keya. (2021, April 11). Change is Needed: A Micro-Anthology of the Prison Reentry System. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Edwards, Lee. (2021, November 5). How Eating Disorders Affect the Transgender Community. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Flinton, Aidan. (2021, November 4). Food Deserts: a Meta Analysis of Determinant Factors. Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Hanley, Nicole. (2021, October 22). Natalie Wynn: How Personal Experience Can Win an Audience. Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery. [ENGL1106]

Holmes, Justin. (2021, November 17). Challenges and Opportunities for Multilingual Writers in College Composition. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Jeter, Calvin. (2021, April 11). The Stress Test: A Micro-Anthology of the Problem with Standardized Testing in the College Application Process. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Kottas, Alp Kaan. (2021, April 11). A Necessity Everyone Cannot Have: A Micro-Anthology of Access to Healthcare in the U.S. Among College Students. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Laub, Anthony. (2021, September 9). My Evolution of Literacy. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery [ENGL1105]

Learish, Christopher R. (2021, November 16). Copyright & Fair Use: Application in the Digital Age. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

O’Dowd, Sean. (2021, November 17). Cinema in a Pandemic. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery [ENGL1106]

Oliver, Maddy. (2021, April 30). Mental Health of Student Workers in College Experiencing Parental Pressure. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Parker, Holly. (2021, April 25). The Effect of Ocean Pollution on Humans and the Environment. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Rivera, Ana. (2021, November 19). Food and How it Impacts the Immigrant Experience. Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Silva, A. (2021, November 22). Sometimes, the problems that need to be addressed are not visible: How professional dancer Scott Doherty’s use of rhetoric teaches dancers that changing their mindset can lead to improvement. Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Sun, Weixuan. (2021, September 26). A Literacy Narrative: What Color are the Sky and Clouds? Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Wall, Emily. (2021, November 19). Removing Societal Influence from Motherhood: Why Society Should Not Tell Mothers to Breastfeed. Hokies Write. http://hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

2020

Boron, Alec L. (2020, November 1). The Relocation of Global Supply Chains. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Davis, Alexander. (2020, October 29). Helena as Rhetorical Superhero in Ark Survival Evolved. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Deegan, Anne. (2020, October 25). Sustainably Successful: The Balance Between Kindness and Hard Work. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Delfino Perez, Manuela. (2020, October 14). “Hey, come over here”: What Makes a Rhetorical Superhero. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Molina, Azaria. (2020, October 25). The Sacrifices for Change. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Murro, Lorena. (2020, October 25). My Thinking Booth: Essential Qualities of a Reading Space. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Reichard, Evan. (2020, November 13). Cultural Trends Influencing the Future of Geothermal Energy in Iceland. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]

Wombles, Alyssa. (2020, September 15). Computers, Consoles, the Future, Oh My: The Never-ending Journey. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

Wombles, Alyssa. (2020, November 10). Digging into the Nitty Gritty: A Deeper Insight into the Work of Custodians. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1105]

2019

Pepi, Matthew. (November 2019). On Weightlifting Supplements and Their Consequences. Hokies Write. http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/ [ENGL1106]