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Stanley, Sarah – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
Against a Racial Real backdrop, I argue for consciously adopting a sociocultural approach to style in linguistically and racially diverse Basic Writing classrooms. To make this argument, I focus on a multilingual writer named Tejada, who reveals how she had internalized a racialized stereotypical discourse about herself as a minority--a discourse…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Writing Instruction, Basic Writing, Multilingualism
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Corcoran, Lucas – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This article uses the translingual turn in composition/rhetoric studies as a springboard to argue for the development of students' meta-linguistic and meta-rhetorical awareness as it took place for first-year college writers in the local context of a SEEK classroom at a branch college of the City University of New York. I theorize and describe a…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Metacognition, College Freshmen, Case Studies
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Watson, Missy – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
In this essay, I examine the sociopolitical consequences of policing plagiarism and evaluating students' ethics within the context of basic writing's longstanding tradition of remediating and reshaping pedagogies, ideological stances, and what counts as academic writing. With the hope of illustrating how we might be more intentional about…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Academic Discourse, Ethics, Writing Teachers
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Smith, Cheryl Hogue – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This article proposes to extend the revised transactional theory of reading that I introduced to JBW readers in 2012. That revised theory, building on Rosenblatt's distinction between efferent and aesthetic reading, described a third reading stance I named "deferent" to designate the tendency of struggling student readers to defer their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Emotional Response, Student Attitudes
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Schnee, Emily; Shakoor, Jamil – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
This article explores one basic writer's evolution as he moves from the lowest level of developmental English at a community college to graduate with a Bachelor's degree. Combining personal narrative, essay excerpts, and textual analysis, this piece aims to expand the borders of scholarship in composition studies to include basic writers as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Development, Basic Writing
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Ostergaard, Lori; Allan, Elizabeth G. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
This article examines two course redesigns undertaken to improve student support, learning, and retention in the basic writing program at Oakland University, a doctoral research university in southeast Michigan, where support for developmental writers has fluctuated dramatically between nurture and neglect over the past fifty years. However,…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Fox, Tom – Journal of Basic Writing, 2015
David Bleich's exploration of language conflicts in the university in "The Materiality of Language: Gender, Politics, and the University" helps explain the ongoing struggle over basic writing as between two radically different understandings of language. Progressive educators and writing teachers see language as rhetorical and…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Language Usage, Language Attitudes, Educational Innovation
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Sullivan, Patrick – Journal of Basic Writing, 2015
In 2012, the State of Connecticut enacted Public Act 12-40, legislation that dramatically changed the way remedial education was theorized, designed, and delivered at community colleges and regional state universities in Connecticut. One of the most controversial features of this legislative movement was that it appeared to establish a…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Remedial Instruction, Educational Legislation, Neoliberalism
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Melzer, Dan – Journal of Basic Writing, 2015
In this essay I conduct a Critical Discourse Analysis of the language surrounding the California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office latest plan to curb remediation, the Early Start program. I consider Early Start in the context of what I argue is the evolution of three major frameworks for Basic Writing in the CSU: the CSU Chancellor's…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Remedial Instruction, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction
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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
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Parmegiani, Andrea – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
This article reports on my attempt to use storytelling as an entry point into academic discourse in a learning community designed to meet the learning needs of ESL students who recently emigrated from the Dominican Republic. Based on research suggesting a correlation between academic success in a second language and first language literacy skills,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Ethnography, Case Studies, Community Colleges
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Bandi-Rao, Shoba; Sepp, Mary – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
The process of digital storytelling allows basic writers to take a personal narrative and translate it into a multimodal and multidimensional experience, motivating a diverse group of writers with different learning styles to engage more creatively and meaningfully in the writing process. Digital storytelling has the capacity to contextualize…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Electronic Learning, Personal Narratives, Basic Skills
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Ellis, David; Murtha, Megan – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
Many first-year students struggle with the transition from high school writing to college writing as higher-order demands are made and new discipline-specific genres are added. Previous writing training can provide a "mental set effect," old habits of mind, which inhibits growth. Additionally, students receive writing training in courses…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Playwriting
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Villanueva, Victor – Journal of Basic Writing, 2013
What follows is a simple assertion: time for basic writing to get out from under, a call for us to inculcate a Basic Writing Across the Curriculum. It is time yet again to move away from the concept that basic writers are in need of remedies, in part because all composition courses are in some sense remedial, and to a greater degree because the…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum, Acculturation, Higher Education
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Bird, Barbara – Journal of Basic Writing, 2013
This article presents the results of three comparative analyses on forty-seven student papers in order to examine the effectiveness of a basic writing course in developing students' academic writer identity. The course curriculum, grounded in social identity theory, focuses on the core writing concepts and dispositions that promote writer…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Self Concept, Comparative Analysis
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