For the tenth year in a row, several Penn State Brandywine students have had essays published in the Penn State "Best of Freshman Writing Journal, Volume 17." This year, six students from the campus (out of 23 total University-wide) had essays they had written in Associate Professor of English and Linguistics Myra Goldschmidt's English classes (English 015 and English 030), published in the journal.
After learning about the six students being published, Goldschmidt said, "We have so many talented writers at Penn State Brandywine; it is truly wonderful for our students to be able to showcase this talent."
Each year, English professors from Penn State's 19 campuses are on the lookout for exceptional essays they deem worthy for publication from their freshman English classes. At the end of the academic year the best of the best essays are submitted to the journal and reviewed by the journal's editorial board, who then determine which essays will be published. The journal is used as a classroom textbook in many English classes throughout Penn State University to provide students with models of writing excellence.
This year's published writers are Cody Bressler, Emily Brown, Ebony Ford, Steve Hamel, Daniel MacIntosh and Chris Watts. To read their published works, please visit http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/bof.htm online.