WRITING 111: COMING TO VOICE
2010-2011 Winner of the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence
WRIT 111 Coming to Voice: Writing Personal, Civic, and Academic Arguments asks students to write in different genres for a range of audiences, engage in intensive revision, and practice critical thinking through researched argumentation. Laying a general foundation for writing in the university and beyond, the course maintains a significant emphasis on scholarly research, including how to formulate appropriate research questions; how to find, evaluate, and integrate a range of credible sources; and how to add one's perspectives to an ongoing conversation.
By focusing on salient social issues important in the civic sphere, WRIT 111 is also in keeping with one of writing and rhetoric studies' most time-honored traditions: that is, to nurture in writers an active engagement in the most pressing matters of our time.
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!
Paul Shovlin is the Director of the Writing Initiative, First-Year Writing, and the Writing Center. He earned his Ph.D. at Ohio University. In his spare time, he writes critical analyses of pulp fiction by authors like Robert E. Howard and Robert Bloch.