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ERIC Number: EJ1080495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
Engaging Second Language Writers in Freshman Composition: A Critical Approach
Wilson, Jennifer S.
Composition Forum, v22 Sum 2010
This article presents the case for using a critical literacy approach to enhance the freshman composition experience for second language writers. As our classrooms become more multilingual and multicultural with each passing semester, we need to move away from thinking of our ESL students as "outliers" and consider them as key participants with specialized linguistic and cultural needs "and" strengths. Using both published examples and her own experiences, the author illustrates how a critical approach can be advantageous to second language writers and offers ways such an approach might be implemented in actual practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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