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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
McCurrie, Matthew Kilian – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2009
The current economic and political environment has increased the pressure on higher education to deliver education that is cost-effective, standardized, and accessible. Summer bridge programs have traditionally been one of the economical ways to increase the access and retention of non-traditional, first-generation, or at-risk students. Retention…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, At Risk Students, Summer Programs