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 Kelly Kinney, Director, Writing Initiative and First-Year Writing.
Amanda Winer is a senior studying History, Judaic Studies and Classical Civilization. She is proud to serve as the Marketing Intern for the Writing Initiative through the Faculty-Student Scholarship Program. Amanda served as a tutor in the Writing Center for two semesters and as the President of the Class of 2012. She is the Coordinator of Binghamton's Challah for Hunger chapter, a campus tour guide, Service Ambassador for the Center for Civic Engagement and much more! In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing volleyball, working with children and helping others.