Wheaton Writing publishes award-winning academic essays from First-Year Writing and the Jameson Critical Essay Content. 

First-Year Writing “equips students to grow as writers in the Wheaton College classroom and beyond. The course is designed to prepare students to write effectively in a variety of social contexts and to improve student learning and performance in many other facets of their undergraduate education.” At the end of the course, students present their research papers to one another at a student conference, and instructors award prizes for the best papers. The winners are chosen through a two-step process: instructors nominate students’ papers from their classes and then a panel of judges selects the best papers from the nominations. 

The Jameson Critical Essay Contest awards prizes for academic essays that engage their subjects from a distinctly Christian perspective. Judges pick winners from each of the three academic divisions: Arts, Media, and Communications; Humanities and Theological Studies; and Natural and Social Sciences.