These are some sample student essays from outside and also from within the MALS program.
In some cases, faculty have volunteered their time to annotate the essays with comments about what worked particularly well. Thank you for your help with this!
I’ve also included some links for more general writing guides across the curriculum.
across the curriculum
- Grand Valley State University’s guides to writing in specific genres across the disciplines (Biology, Business, Creative Writing, Engineering, History, Nursing, Mathematics, Psychology and Public / Non-Profit / Health Administration)
- Female Munificence: Plancia Magna & the Hellenistic Gate, images, and abstract by Barbara Caceres (MALS); annotated by Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (who also wrote the paper prompt)
English / cultural studies / media studies
- The Many Faces of Generalisimo Fransisco Franco: His Legacy Remembered by Erinn Heubner (an undergraduate research thesis annotated by faculty at Grand Valley State University)
sociology / linguistics
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies