Knights Write Showcase

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Knights Write Showcase kicks off our week of celebration and showcases excellence in first year students' writing and research at UCF. Attendees will have the opportunity to view poster presentations displaying students’ writing research projects, attend panel presentations, and celebrate award-winning student work. Awards include best poster presentations and the annual John C. Hitt Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing based on the best published work in Stylus: A Journal of Undergraduate Research, worth a $500 scholarship.

 9:30 am-10:30 am | First-Year Writing Program Student Poster Presentation | Pegasus Ballroom | Registration Required

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Students present their outstanding poster along and engage in follow-up questions from the host and audience. Four classes may attend between 9:30-11:30.

Featured Student Poster Presenters: 

  • Samantha Garcia, “From Composer to Concerto: A Genre Analysis of Sheet Music and its Editions”
  • Rafael Itinoche, “A Rhetorical Approach: Comparing and Analyzing Current Medical Websites as a Rhetorical Genre” K
  • Kara Lee, “Counterstory: Euro-Western Writing Traditions are Universal"
  • Austin Mathew, “Overwatch Forums: Blizzard, Rhetor or Audience?”
  • Akshat Nagarkar, “Lost in Translation: How Language Can Influence the Meaning of a Novel
  • Ethan Philips, “The Importance of Becoming Digitally Literate”
  • Sahar Sheikholeslami E, “Remix Approach to Writing, Marriage of the Old and the New” 
  • Sam Sonken, “Archaeotourism Literature and Conservation: Preservation vs. Promotion in Online Travel Articles” 

11:30 am-12:00 pm | Knights Write Showcase Awards Ceremony | Pegasus Ballroom | Registration Required 
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Awards honor student poster presenters and students published in Stylus: A Journal of First Year Writing. Dr. Theodora Regina Berry, Vice Provost for Student Learning and Academic Success and the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies will award the John C. Hitt Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing. Dean Jeff Moore of the College of Arts and Humanities Poster will award outstanding student posters presentations.

12:30 pm-1:30 pm Student Panel Presentation: Multiliteracies (Virtual) 
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Students present their research projects on multiliteracies with slides followed by Q & A session with the audience and host. 

Feature Student Panel Presenters:

  • Gabriela Campis, “Sheet Music Accessibility"

  • Jeslin George, “Architecting Wellness into Hospitals”

  • Brianna Lattimore, “Fracturing the Stigma of the ‘Uneducated’ Black Child”

  • Courtney James McCracken, “What in the World is a ‘Koopabackdashwaveslide Hoverwalkmoonland’?: Analyzing Language in the Fighting Game Community”

1:45 pm – 2:45pm: Student Panel Roundtable: Dialects, Translingualism and Translanguaging (Virtual) 

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Students discuss their research projects on the theme of language and then engage in a roundtable discussion about the content and process of their work with one another and with the audience. 

Featured Student Roundtable Panelists:

  • ​​Zoe Commesso, “Regional Dialects in American Literature: A Linguistic Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Eli Fuchs, “Jewish Leadership, Language Choices and Community Sustainability”  
  • Jose Paolo Miguel E. Garcia, “Dialect and Idiolect: The Impact Resulting From The Difference In the Way We Speak The Same Language”
  • Maximillian Palacio, “Communicative Efficacy Under a Translingual Paradigm”
  • Shankari Somasekar, “Role of Translingualism in Tamil Cinema” 

 The Department of Writing and Rhetoric contributes a vertical writing curriculum and experience for all UCF students, from first year to graduate students, and supports a vibrant writing culture by supporting faculty across UCF in the teaching of writing. Writing Fest UCF showcases the breadth of the Department's contributions to building and sustaining students' and faculties' writing lives at UCF and beyond. This event celebrates the cumulative value of this commitment across 3-days and features the First Year Composition Program, the Undergraduate Major in Writing and Rhetoric and Masters in Rhetoric and Composition, the University Writing Center, and the Center for Writing Excellence’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

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