2017 Writing Portfolio Awards


Each year, the British and American Cultural Studies Program recognizes excellence in writing skills through its Portfolio Writing Awards. In spring and fall semesters, students in all 1st and 2nd year language program classes complete four or more pieces of writing of various kinds: paragraph-length compositions, books reports, opinion pieces, and short research essays. The writing is collected in the portfolio and evaluated by a committee of teachers at the end of the year. Awards are given for the Best Portfolio, the Most Improved Writer and the Best Essay. Congratulations to this year’s winners and a special thanks to teachers who helped students improve their writing skills over the course of the year.

First-Year Awards

Best Portfolio:

Mizuki Ito

Most Improved

Writer: Hinako Yoshino

Best Essay: Mi

nami Taguchi


Second-Year Awards

Best Portfolio:

Eri Tomida

Most Improved Writer:

Chizuru Mano

Best Essay:

Arisa Kani