McMynn Williams Data Analysis Award

The Data Analysis Prize provides a one time award to an English major recognizing an outstanding written project based on the collection and analysis of original data in a 300-level or above English major course. The data may include surveys, linguistic data, or the quantitative analysis of digitized texts. The selected submission will demonstrate exceptional writing and analytical skills. Projects must contain a cover page and be submitted in PDF format

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Department of English
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you collected and analyzed original data in English 245 or a 300-level or above English course? If not, you are not eligible for this award; please do not submit an application.
  2. In order to apply for this award the written data project or essay must have been for an English course. Please write in the name and number of the English course for which this project or essay was completed.
  3. Please provide the context from which your project was created. Briefly describe the assignment for which the data was prepared, including whether it was constructed in response to a specific prompt or to address assignment directions. For example, were you assigned a particular theme, passage, text, or a problem, research questions, or data set.
  4. I understand that a cover sheet for my uploaded project or paper must include my full name, my year in school, the course name and number for which the paper or project was written; the instructor's name; and the title of the paper or project. I further understand that my project and cover sheet must be uploaded in PDF format.
  5. Please upload your written data project with cover page here in PDF format.
  6. (L&S) I authorize the release of information contained in my student records at University of Wisconsin-Madison to the appropriate scholarship selection committee for the purpose of evaluation and scholarship award selection. This can include high school, other institution, and UW-Madison course and grade information; UW-Madison academic and non-academic actions; test scores; admissions application content and financial aid information.
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