Department of English
Honors in Nonfiction Writing
Program Application for 2021-22
Applications to the Honors Program in Nonfiction Writing must be submitted no later than the second semester of the junior year. Students who are studying off campus are expected to meet the application submission deadline.
The application submission deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Your application must include all of the following:
1. Names of TWO recommenders who have agreed to submit a letter of recommendation by the application deadline to Kate Schapira, Honors Advisor in Nonfiction Writing:
(a) A letter of support from the English faculty member who has agreed to serve as your first reader, AND
(b) A letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Nonfiction Writing Program from whom you have taken a 1000-level course OR from a faculty member who knows your work well.
2. A sample (15-20 pages) of your writing from a Nonfiction writing course, preferably 1000-level, and appropriate to your proposed project.
3. A proposal of your project SIGNED by the faculty member who has agreed to serve as your first reader. The proposal should include the rationale of the project, your backround in relation to it, and a bibliography.
Students who are studying off campus are expected to meet the application submission deadline. Students planning to be abroad during the spring semester of the junior year should consider submitting all application materials before leaving campus in December.
Applications will be evaluated and candidates will be informed of the decision before the start of registration for fall courses. Students whose applications have been accepted should register for ENGL1993, Senior Honors Seminar in Nonfiction Writing, for the fall semester 2021.