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!
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.