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Pfrenger, Wendy – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
Students in rural communities often describe themselves as unsuccessful readers and writers in a university context, yet off-campus their literacy lives may be avidly experienced and richly valued. This article investigates the layered literacies of student clients and writing center consultants on a rural, regional campus in an Appalachian county…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Literacy Education, College Students
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White, Edward M.; DeGenaro, William – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
Thirty years ago, Maxine Hairston observed that disciplinary shifts in writing studies occur not gradually but rather due to revolutionary "paradigm shifts." Perhaps. But even as the discipline has grown, chance encounters, collaborations rooted in friendship, conversations and coffees, and the discovery of mutual acquaintances have…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Educational Development
Bernstein, Susan Naomi – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2008
This essay focuses on how young women students in a first-year, first-quarter basic reading and writing course wrote about their connections to the process of identity development as portrayed in the graphic novel "Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return" by Marjane Satrapi. While the circumstances of becoming a student in a required…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Females, Novels, Self Concept