First Year Writing

Awarded the 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication's Writing Program Certificate of Excellence

Committed to providing highly motivated students an outstanding education grounded in the liberal arts, First-Year Writing is a central component of the Binghamton University Writing Initiative. Our mission is to foster the academic and civic literacies essential for success at the university and beyond.

We offer students rigorous courses that meet a range of educational goals and faculty and graduate assistants an intensive mentoring program that supports state-of-the-art instruction.

For more on our sequence of first-year writing courses, see our links to the left. For additional information about our program and the founding of the Writing Initiative, read "Back to the Future: First-Year Writing in the Binghamton University Writing Initiative" in Composition Forum 21, or contact Dr. Paul Shovlin, Director, Writing Initiative and First-Year Writing.

Emily Thon

Emily T. is a senior English and Psychology major who recently returned from a semester abroad in London. In addition to tutoring students in the Writing Center, one might see her riding her bike around Binghamton or working at the information desks in the unions. Her favorite place on campus is the Nature Preserve -- but may soon become the reopened Newing Dining Hall. She is enthusiastic about writing and hopes to become an English teacher in the future!

Last Updated: 8/10/16