Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadline: May 12, 2017

Commonplaces invites first-year students to submit their work written for any Davidson course in the 2016-17 academic year. We welcome papers from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences, as well as from interdisciplinary courses, the Humanities Program, and from Writing 101. Please follow these guidelines:

1.   Send your work as a WORD document to Van E. Hillard, Managing Editor, at

2.   If you make use of the work of others in your essay or report, please make sure to include appropriate citations and a list of Works Cited.

3.   Include a cover sheet with this information:

  • your name
  • email and telephone number where you can be reached in the summer
  • the course title and professor’s name for which the paper was written