The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize excellence in student writing and to help foster a culture of writing at Webster University.
Eligibility: The competition is open to students who were first-semester freshmen in the fall term. Submissions may be in any genre, providing that they are a minimum of 500 words long, were written in the English language, and were written for a class taught by a full-time or adjunct Webster University instructor during the fall semester. Submissions for either 8-week or 16-week courses are eligible.
When in doubt, ask your instructor which citation style to use for your paper or project. For help, link to research guides with information and resources on selected styles:
Want to build your own database of references and research as you collect them? Check out the Mendeley Research Guide
The Writing Center offers free and friendly advice in person and online. Check out their website for citation tips or to make an appointment!
Check out these Writing and Online Writing Center (PDF) brief handouts on a variety of writing-related topics including the following, and more:
And access these online Documentation Style Guides for detailed information on the official style for your project. The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) covers examples of many basic citation situations on their website.
Wondering how to cite a specific item or format (e.g. a blog post), the Library's Research Desk can help. Email, call or chat 27/7 from the Contact a Librarian page.