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Hoang, Haivan V. – College Composition and Communication, 2009
If college writing faculty wish to prepare students to engage in civic forums, then how might we prepare students to write and speak amid racial politics on our campuses? This article explores the college student discourse that shaped an interracial conflict at a public California university in 2002 and questions the "rhetoric of injury"…
Descriptors: College Students, Civil Rights, Rhetoric, Conflict
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Ross, Christine – College Composition and Communication, 2003
This article links failed reform to failed education through a case study of an annual collaborative revision of a program textbook in the Composition Program at the University of California at Irvine. Review of successive editions of the program's "Student Guide to Writing at UCI" reveals a progressive retreat from the program's…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Textbooks, Educational Change, Case Studies
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Noreen, Robert G. – College Composition and Communication, 1977
Concludes that a combination of a writing sample and an objective test should be used to place students in freshman composition courses. (DD)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, English Departments, Higher Education, State Surveys