Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

About the First-Year Writing Seminar

(from http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/eng/fws/fws.html)

Boston College's First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS) is a required course designed to help students develop effective processes for composing and revising nonfiction prose for a variety of writing situations-including but not limited to academic writing situations. FWS is a workshop-based course in which students work as practicing writers; that is, students in the seminar write both from their own interest, commitment, and passions and to the demands and specifications of teachers, readers and editors; to revise their essays before they are submitted for evaluation; to learn to give and receive productive feedback; and to present and "publish" their work within various classroom, campus, or internet settings.

The goal of FWS is to give first-year students strategies and practice in a variety of writing situations and genres, which will help them understand and plan for the new writing challenges that lie ahead in their academic, professional and personal lives. The goal of FWS is to give students the tools and the incentive to keep writing after the course has ended: in other courses, in their community, and for themselves. Part of learning to write well, especially in academic settings, involves attention to the conventions and tropes of academic discourse, and in FWS students are introduced to both library resources and practice writing and documenting secondary research.

 

About Fresh Ink:

For twelve years, Fresh Ink: Essays from Boston College's First-Year Writing Seminar-an annual compilation of twenty-five essays chosen from student submissions-was published in a print edition for use in First-Year Writing classrooms, to stimulate further writing and conversation.  Fresh Ink has also been adapted for use in print edition by other universities.  For the fall of 2010, Fresh Ink is publishing its first online edition (Edition 13).

Lad Tobin, while Director of First-Year Writing, and Eileen Donovan-Kranz, while Associate Director, founded Fresh Ink in the early 1990s and have continued to co-edit the annual compilation for use in the First-Year Writing Seminar.  In 2009, Treseanne Ainsworth served as co-editor, and in 1999, Beth Dacey did so.  Eileen Donovan-Kranz edited this online edition.

 

Section Policies

Analysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Argument

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Case Studies

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Documented Essay

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Meditation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Narrative

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Description

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...