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Shor, Ira – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Argues that the "failure" of traditional writing instruction is actually its success, protecting the elite and maintaining inequality, which requires mass failure and illiteracy to preserve the unequal hierarchies now in place. Argues that bogus testing should be eliminated, basic writing mainstreamed into an expanded and untracked form of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Basic Writing, Community Involvement, Freshman Composition
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Troyka, Lynn Quitman – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Outlines four ways the basic writing enterprise has failed: by giving insufficient attention to public relations; by allowing itself to be co-opted by traditional academic politics; by not unraveling the confusion of legitimate differences of dialect with "bad grammar"; and by not taking a more critical and enterprising approach to research. (SR)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Dialects, Grammar, Higher Education
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Piorkowski, Joan L.; Scheurer, Erika – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Explores why few students sought out and used resources in a heavily supported program that offered students a wide range of services to help them assume responsibility for their own writing. Considers under what circumstances students seek and not seek help. Concludes that students' perception of a context of care is crucial to their taking on…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Case Studies, Higher Education, Instructional Development
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Rossen-Knill, Deborah; Lynch, Kim – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Presents a holistic method for describing basic writers and their writing to encourage classroom research at two- and four-year colleges and enables comparisons of basic writers across institutions. Offers some preliminary results from the pilot study to illustrate the type of findings this approach yields and highlights the importance of such…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Classroom Research, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences
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Collins, Terence; Blum, Melissa – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Discusses the state of access to higher education among disenfranchised students, considering the systemic attack on economically impoverished students in higher education. Describes a group of students enrolled in the University of Minnesota General College under a pilot welfare reform program which was terminated abruptly for political reasons.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Basic Writing, Economic Factors, Higher Education
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Rodby, Judith; Fox, Tom – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Discusses principles about writing instruction that emerged from mainstreaming basic writers in first-year composition at California State University, Chico: (1) students learn college writing by being in the context of college writing, not some other context; and (2) literacy learning does not come in discreet levels. Describes how writers in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Basic Writing, Freshman Composition, Higher Education
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Zamel, Vivian – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Presents a talk addressing "language issues"--issues of student writers who are not native speakers of English, who are struggling with standard English usage, and/or who are unfamiliar with the conventions of academic discourse. Offers an explanation of what writing-to-learn pedagogy should be and do. (SG)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Usage, Student Participation
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Lamos, Steve – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Explores the racialized discourses surrounding basic writing students by using the notion of education as "white property." Shows how students are racialized as "minorities" despite the significant numbers of whites in the program. Argues open-admissions students are discursively coded as non-white. Contends that racialization…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Higher Education, Mainstreaming, Open Enrollment
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Crouch, Mary Kay; McNenny, Gerri – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Describes both past and more recent efforts by the California State University (CSU) system to come to terms with "remediation." Describes recently mandated collaborations between high school language arts faculty and CSU English faculty to reduce the need for remediation. Describes an ongoing outreach program addressing the needs of…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions
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McAlexander, Patricia J. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Notes Rei Noguchi's recommendation of integrating grammar instruction with writing instruction and teaching only the most vital terms and the most frequently made errors. Presents a project that provides a review of the grammar lessons, applies many grammar rules specifically to the students' writing, and teaches students the effective use of the…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Class Activities, Grammar, Higher Education
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Kish, Judith Mara – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Fuses theories about Basic Writers and writer's block. Addresses, through the use of hypertext, how computers can help Basic Writers who experience this writing difficulty. Discusses the two main branches of students' difficulties (problems with genre and problems with the linearity of texts) which may be partially alleviated through the…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Hypermedia
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Shaughnessy, Mina P., Ed.; And Others – Journal of Basic Writing, 1975
Because of open admissions policies at the college level, college English teachers are faced with increasing numbers of students whose writing skills are well below desired standards. This journal, addressed to the concerns of teachers who want to help such students, attempts in this issue to point out ways in which English teachers can examine…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, College Freshmen, College Instruction, English Curriculum
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Shaughnessy, Mina P., Ed.; And Others – Journal of Basic Writing, 1976
Separate articles describe courses designed to teach basic writing to academically underprepared college students. Six courses are described: a program which teaches students how to reason correctly, on the premise that students cannot write if they cannot think; a course which teaches academically underprepared black students how language…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Freshmen, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Wiener, Harvey S. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1982
Discusses the shortcomings in graduate instruction in the teaching of composition and the lack of data suggesting a prototype for a full course of study. Argues that skills in literary analysis, placed in the appropriate perspective, have the strongest potential for creating the best teachers in writing. (HTH)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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Comprone, Joseph – Journal of Basic Writing, 1982
Describes the development of the doctoral program in basic composition and rhetoric at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). Discusses the general theory for training basic writing teachers, the kinds of practical experiences they should have, and the course requirements. Includes a bibliography of texts for basic writing teachers. (HTH)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Higher Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions
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