Friday, March 04, 2011

Arnoldus Library Academic Paper Award (ALAP Award)

The Arnoldus Library is giving an award, the Arnoldus Library Academic Paper Award (ALAP Award). The ALAP Award comprises a plaque of recognition from Divine Word Seminary and a cash honorarium of P5,000.00 from an anonymous donor coursed through Fr. Dominador Flores, our SVD missionary in Australia.

The award will be presented at the Graduation Ceremonies on March 26, 2011 to the student who has written the best academic paper (term paper or synthesis paper) for the school year 2010-2011 as determined by an Award Committee chaired by Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD.

The aim of the award is both to reward excellence and to encourage students to write academic papers with high quality.

Who is eligible?
• A bona-fide student of Divine Word Seminary who has submitted his or her academic paper on time to the Dean’s Office and whose grade given by the moderator is not lower than 95%.
o The M.A. thesis is not covered by the ALAP Award.
o Academic paper means the annual term paper or the synthesis paper only.

• The chairperson of the board of judges will check over the academic papers submitted at the Dean’s Office. He will then select three potential winners from which the Award Committee will choose the best. The criteria of the short list would be:
o (1) the moderator’s grade
o (2) the form and style
             footnotes, bibliography, English, and the like
o (3) content
             the novelty of the study
             the use of sources
             the flow of the arguments
o (4) effective Conclusion
             not just a simple summary
             but an articulation of what the readers can learn from the paper.

What must the student do?
• To see to it that at the Dean’s Office his or her academic paper has been given a grade by the moderator.
• Deadline for the short list: March 21, 2011 before 5:00 p.m.