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.

Mary Crawford

Mary is a senior at Binghamton University who recently returned from a year studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is pursuing a double degree in Politics, Philosophy and Law and History. She hopes that working at the Writing Center will be a great experience for her future profession, College Education. Outside of class she is an avid reader, photographer and traveler.

Last Updated: 8/19/15