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Mlynarczyk, Rebecca Williams – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
In this article, Mlynarczyk traces her career-long exploration of the relationship between personal, narrative writing and so-called academic discourse. Believing that both are important for college students, particularly students placed in basic writing or ESL composition, she has come to believe that rather than viewing the two as separate modes…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Academic Discourse, Personal Narratives, Writing Strategies
Otte, George; Mlynarczyk, Rebecca Williams – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2010
In this article, we assess the status of basic writing early in the twenty-first century. Beginning with a discussion of the attacks on BW that intensified during the 1990s and early 2000s--attacks that originated from such diverse sources as state legislatures, university officials, and BW scholars themselves--we go on to summarize the responses…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Remedial Programs, Higher Education, Academic Standards
Mlynarczyk, Rebecca Williams – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2006
More than ten years have passed since the widely publicized debate about personal and academic writing that played out in the 1990s between Peter Elbow and David Bartholomae. But the question of the relative merits of these two different types of writing for student writers continues to be an issue of concern for teachers of composition,…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Basic Writing, Academic Discourse, Personal Narratives
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Mlynarczyk, Rebecca Williams; Babbitt, Marcia – Journal of Basic Writing, 2002
Finds that students who become part of an active, student-centered learning community have a greater change of succeeding in college than those who do not. Explores the nature and structure of learning community programs and what makes them so effective in contributing to the success of entering college students, English-as-a-second-language (ESL)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Writing, Educational Research, English (Second Language)
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Mlynarczyk, Rebecca Williams – Journal of Basic Writing, 1996
Reviews research on revising as it relates to the case study of the revising processes of a basic writing student. Shares insights into the complexities of revising and suggests possibilities for more productive teacher response to student writing. (TB)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Case Studies, Higher Education, Literature Reviews