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Excellence in Communication Award                                                                                               

This award recognizes student excellence in written communication that is informed and timely. The award is co-sponsored by the Library and Bethel’s Quality Enhancement Plan as an initiative for writing enrichment.

How to Apply

Any undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Professional Studies is eligible to enter. Previous winners may not re-enter. 



1st place $250

2nd place $150

3rd place $100

April 8, 2022

Paper topic
How has emerging technology changed the workplace? Computers and the internet are essential for many aspects of work and daily life. The way we operate has expanded through new technologies such as social media, mobile devices, artificial intelligence, and video meetings like Zoom. Have these resources and changes impacted your career (or future career)? In your response, include research on digital literacy (learning) and its role for optimizing results in the 21st century.

The paper should be at least 2,500 words and integrate research from at least 5 peer-reviewed sources. 

Successful entries will include a paper that is 

  • centered on a thesis with supporting content
  • well-suited to the audience, purpose, and circumstances of the topic
  • includes well-structured and clearly written paragraphs
  • determines when information is needed and locates and incorporates credible information 
  • grammatically correct, free of spelling errors, and employs words in accordance with their dictionary definitions
  • follows APA formatting guidelines
  • meets overall quality standards of a college level essay

The awards committee will review applications following this rubric