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.
Barrett Bowlin has been teaching for the Writing Initiative on and off since 2009, when he was a graduate student in the doctoral program. When he's not writing fiction and essays, he works with the program as a Lecturer and Pedagogy Group leader.