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James Mayr

James is a senior at Binghamton University and a tutor at the Writing Center. He set forth from his native Rocky Point, Long Island, to learn all there is to learn about English and music. He founded a student music ensemble, the BU Explorchestra, and serves as both a Tour Guide and Resident Assistant. In what little spare time he has, he enjoys writing prose and composing music.

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.

For additional information, review the WRIT 111 syllabus, or contact Kelly Kinney, Director, Writing Initiative and First-Year Writing.

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!

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Last Updated: 1/12/12