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Senior Writing Projects

The senior writing project is the culmination of your journey through the major. As your senior year unfolds, you will dive into work that stimulates, challenges, and inspires you. Students engaged in the senior project will:
  • Register for 4000 or Engl 4060 in Fall and Spring of their senior year
  • Select a topic, genre(s), or area of interest and specialization
  • Work closely with a course coordinator and a faculty Director as they develop the project
  • Generate a project proposal and a grading contract
  • Consult a faculty Reader on the project proposal, first draft, and final draft
  • Present an excerpt of the project at the Senior Readings
  • Discuss the project with their Director and Reader in a "final interview”
  • Submit a final copy of their project to the department

More About the English Senior Project

  • Imagining the creative writing project

  • Imagining the literary studies project

  • Length and format guidelines

  • Elements of the Creative Writing Proposal

  • Elements of the Literary Studies Proposal

  • Sample grading contract

  • Creative Writing Preface

  • Literary Studies Preface

  • Senior reading

  • Final interview

/ Department of English

Shannon Lakanen
Department Chair
Towers Hall 228

p / 614.823.1211
e / slakanen@otterbein.edu 

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