Faculty Editorial Board
Submission Form & Release
Students are encouraged to submit an essay written during one of this school year's English 100 or English 112. Teacher's permission isn't needed to submit an essay; however, instructors who wish to submit students' essays must receive permission from those students to do so.
Submissions are reviewed by the journal's editorial board. The primary criterion for selection is the presence of compelling ideas that are developed in a coherent, well expressed manner. If your essay is chosen, you may be asked to work through an editing process by email. After final editorial approval, the selected essays will be included in the journal's online publication.
The Student Writing Journal
The Student Writing Journal is a refereed online journal showcasing superior academic non-fiction writing from students at the College. These essays represent the finest work – a combination of compelling ideas and outstanding writing – produced by our academic community’s newest members.
Our hope is that a journal like The SWJ will create an academic community and facilitate the exchange of ideas among its members. This journal provides one place where we foster students’ voices in Delaware County Community College’s thought-provoking academic dialogue. In each issue, our writers synthesize complex information, read and analyze points of view, and inquire and construct academic arguments to bring new academic insights to bear on exigent civic issues.
Composition IBrian Baxter
“The Deep Hole: Why is the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Such Dreadful Poverty?”
“Maus: A Modern Staple to a Postmodern Stack of Papers”
"Double X Files"
“In Vitro Meat: Could We Be a Culture of Cultured Meat?”
“The Effects of Minimal Trade With Cuba”
Writing About Literature
“Oh, To Be Heard”
Articles copyright © 2015 the original authors. No part of the contents of this Web journal may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without permission from the author or Delaware County Community College. The views expressed in these essays do not represent the views of the English Department or Delaware County Community College.