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Caouette, Becky L. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2019
The author argues that significant inroads in the destigmatization of basic writing courses and students can be made when students are asked to choose not only which FYW course they believe best meets their needs (directed self-placement, or DSP) but also to choose from among a variety of courses (including corequisite courses, particularly those…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Freshman Composition, Student Placement, Course Selection (Students)
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Gleason, Barbara – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
This essay provides a profile of an interdisciplinary master's program whose curriculum supports current and future adult educators seeking employment opportunities in higher education, adult literacy education, adult English language instruction, writing centers, and secondary education. A faculty administrator and five former graduate students…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Graduate Students
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Buell, Marcia Z. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
This article describes a version of the Seminar in Basic Writing Theory and Pedagogy, a Master's level course that Marcia Buell taught in summer 2017 at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Buell argues that because many MA students enter graduate courses in Basic Writing expecting that the course will show them how to "fix"…
Descriptors: Seminars, Masters Programs, Basic Writing, Graduate Students
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Peele, Thomas; Stoll, Vivian; Stella, Andréa – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
The authors of this essay discuss the impact of corpus collection and analysis on the writing program at The City College of New York, CUNY, the digital literacies encouraged by the corpus collection process, and how corpus studies can be used to support genre awareness and build communities of practice in basic writing classrooms and among…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Discourse Communities
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Bernstein, Susan Naomi – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
This essay, in letter form, introduces graduate-level study in Basic Writing to practicum students. It situates teaching practices within Basic Writing histories and pedagogies, and invites readers to focus widely, read deeply, and keep writing. Included are lessons from Bernstein's experiences in presenting David Bowie's artistic and cultural…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Basic Writing, Practicums, Writing Instruction
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Gray-Rosendale, Laura – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
This essay extends arguments made by Gray-Rosendale in two earlier essays published within the Journal of Basic Writing (1999 and 2006), ones that focused on how basic writers' identities were being constructed in our scholarship. She traced developments in various approaches--developmentalist and grammar-based models (1970s), academic discourse…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Identification, Teaching Methods, Assignments
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Uehling, Karen S. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
This essay considers the critical need for pre-service and in-service basic writing faculty to define and enact a professional identity, specifically within the context of faculty development and graduate course settings. The essay describes a graduate course in teaching basic writing offered primarily online with four in-person weekend workshops.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Corcoran, Lucas – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This article uses the translingual turn in composition/rhetoric studies as a springboard to argue for the development of students' meta-linguistic and meta-rhetorical awareness as it took place for first-year college writers in the local context of a SEEK classroom at a branch college of the City University of New York. I theorize and describe a…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Metacognition, College Freshmen, Case Studies
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Wang, Xiqiao – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This article explores the pedagogical implications of translingualism by offering writing theory cartoon as a pedagogical tool to support basic writers' development of translingual dispositions. In a curriculum that challenges the supremacy of standard English over other languages and modalities, this assignment supports basic, multilingual…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Multilingualism, Writing Assignments, Cartoons
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MacDonald, Michael T.; DeGenaro, William – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This essay describes the process of reassessing our BW program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in order to cultivate a more deliberate, transparent negotiation among stakeholders toward a "transcultural ethos." Informed by Bruce Horner's argument that leading-edge work on language and language difference can take place in BW, we…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Language Usage
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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
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Ostergaard, Lori; Allan, Elizabeth G. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
This article examines two course redesigns undertaken to improve student support, learning, and retention in the basic writing program at Oakland University, a doctoral research university in southeast Michigan, where support for developmental writers has fluctuated dramatically between nurture and neglect over the past fifty years. However,…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Mlynarczyk, Rebecca Williams – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
In this article, Mlynarczyk traces her career-long exploration of the relationship between personal, narrative writing and so-called academic discourse. Believing that both are important for college students, particularly students placed in basic writing or ESL composition, she has come to believe that rather than viewing the two as separate modes…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Academic Discourse, Personal Narratives, Writing Strategies
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Lin, Ching Ching – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
Bakhtin's dialogism provides a sociocultural approach that views language as a social practice informed by the complex interaction between discourse and meaning. Drawing on this theoretical framework, I argue that a dialogized version of storytelling can be helpful in creating a reflective form of academic discourse that bridges the gap between…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Academic Discourse, English Language Learners, Student Needs
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Parmegiani, Andrea – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
This article reports on my attempt to use storytelling as an entry point into academic discourse in a learning community designed to meet the learning needs of ESL students who recently emigrated from the Dominican Republic. Based on research suggesting a correlation between academic success in a second language and first language literacy skills,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Ethnography, Case Studies, Community Colleges
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