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The UAS Writing Center's Collection of Exceptional Academic Works


Summit will consider submissions from any current undergraduate student taking courses through any of the three UAS campuses.

Essay Submission

Accepted Works

Due to the nature of the journal, Summit will only be accepting academic works that meet the following criteria:

  • Qualify as academic (no creative works)
  • Do not exceed 15 pages (double spaced), excluding references
  • Present a clear thesis
  • Utilize scholarly references


Each submission will be judged with the same rubric, which analyzes each paper for how well they reflect scholarly writing and the UAS core competencies of:

  • Information literacy
  • Critical thinking
  • Professional behavior reflected in writing

Essay Contest

The paper that exhibits the strongest mastery of the core competencies will be the recipient of the UAS Ernestine Hayes Award for Excellence in Essay Writing and will be featured with a special spread in the journal.


Contact any of the tutors in the Writing Center by emailing us at or by giving us a call at 907-796-6188.

Past Summit Publications