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ERIC Number: EJ886874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Thin Skin, Deep Damage: Addressing the Wounded Writer in the Basic Writing Course
Boone, Stephanie D.
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v9 n2 p227-242 2010
How do institutions and their writing faculties see basic writers? What assumptions about these writers drive writing curricula, pedagogies and assessments? How do writing programs enable or frustrate these writers? How might course design facilitate the outcomes we envision? This article argues that, in order to teach basic writers to enter academic discourse and work across disciplinary borders, we must read them as closely as we would any text and create courses that help them develop the competencies we have identified for all writers. Outcomes for basic writers are powerfully contingent on how we introduce them to academic writing. Even more, those outcomes are contingent on recognizing that some basic writers are damaged writers. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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