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The Young India Fellowship Launches Final Draft: Issue 2 (May 2020)

The second issue of Final Draft: A Journal of the YIF Critical Writing, containing some of the best papers from the 2017–18 batch of the YIF, was launched on 7 June 2020.

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9 June, 2020 | 4 min read

The YIF Critical Writing Programme has few visible contextual precedents within the Indian higher education system. Acknowledging the importance of writing as central to processes of knowledge acquisition, production, and consumption, the programme is geared towards building critical reading, writing and thinking skills to help Fellows engage with the world of ideas and enable them to develop and express their own ideas in a well-reasoned, lucid, and engaging manner. 

The goal of Final Draft is to showcase both the range—in topic and genre—and strength of writing in a student body that is itself highly diverse in terms of its educational, disciplinary, professional, geographic, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Through the process of writing multiple drafts, student-authors discover their own unique voice, and recognise writing as an ongoing, open-ended activity as signalled by the title of the journal itself: Final Draft. These papers aren’t finished products disseminating final truths, but drafts in motion; searching for meaning and connection, which makes this more of a pedagogic exercise book for the programme in addition to being a journal. In Final Draft, the Critical Writing Programme hopes to give the readers a glimpse into some of the styles and voices that young students have evolved, the concerns and ideas that they have explored, and the seriousness of their engagement with writing.  

Click here to view Final Draft: Issue 2 (May 2020).

To view the inaugural issue of Final Draftclick here

Final Draft: Issue 2 (May 2020) Launch

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