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Shaughnessy, Mina P., Ed.; And Others – Journal of Basic Writing, 1976
Separate articles describe courses designed to teach basic writing to academically underprepared college students. Six courses are described: a program which teaches students how to reason correctly, on the premise that students cannot write if they cannot think; a course which teaches academically underprepared black students how language…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Freshmen, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Comprone, Joseph – Journal of Basic Writing, 1982
Describes the development of the doctoral program in basic composition and rhetoric at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). Discusses the general theory for training basic writing teachers, the kinds of practical experiences they should have, and the course requirements. Includes a bibliography of texts for basic writing teachers. (HTH)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Higher Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions
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Moran, Charles – Journal of Basic Writing, 1982
Describes an inservice and preservice training program for writing teachers at the secondary and postsecondary levels at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Includes a description of a one-day writing workshop and of a graduate course with a laboratory component. (HTH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Program Descriptions
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Miller, Susan – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Examines concerns regarding the current external and internal attacks on Basic Writing in relation to the entire field of composition studies. Argues that new "recognition work" is needed in Basic Writing. Exemplifies the possibility of developing the capacity to see local communities not as places to export composition's beneficence, but as…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Community Involvement, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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Schor, Sandra – Journal of Basic Writing, 1991
Describes an experimental six-week summer intensive course in basic writing in which the instructor assumes the identity of "Ms. Mystery" and exchanges weekly letters with each of the students. Provides excerpts as well as analysis of these letters and argues the efficacy of letter writing as a pedagogic tool. (KEH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Basic Writing, Higher Education, Letters (Correspondence)
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Garnes, Sara – Journal of Basic Writing, 1984
Discusses the characteristics of the ideal basic writing instructor, including commitment, curiosity, and confidence. Describes some of the ways in which the Ohio State University faculty has tried to foster these characteristics in its basic writing instructors. (HTH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Teacher Education
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Burnham, Christopher C. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1984
Describes how writing faculty at an eastern state college recruit, train, and offer professional support to volunteer basic writing instructors. (HTH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Staff Development
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Brannon, Lil; Pradl, Gordon – Journal of Basic Writing, 1984
Describes efforts of the faculty writing workshop at New York University to help teachers redefine themselves as writing teachers based on being a writer rather than a teacher. Describes the activities and rationale for each workshop. (HTH)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions
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Kelly, Lou – Journal of Basic Writing, 1984
Describes the seminar/practicum program for teachers of basic writing at the University of Iowa. Includes the instructional sequence and the function of course journals and rationales. (HTH)
Descriptors: Course Content, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions
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Hashimoto, Irvin Y. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1984
Describes a method for reorienting the deeply ingrained attitudes of teaching assistants toward writing by introducing them to a variety of writing problems that will give them insights into the difficulties both teachers and students encounter in the classroom. (HTH)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Beginning Teachers, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Brown, Betsy E.; Harwood, John T. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1984
Describes the training program at Penn State University for training nontraditional composition instructors--those with no formal training in English. Evaluation of the training program indicated that students' writing neither benefited nor suffered from new teachers' lack of teaching experience, because of the effectiveness of the training they…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
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Collins, Terence; Blum, Melissa – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Discusses the state of access to higher education among disenfranchised students, considering the systemic attack on economically impoverished students in higher education. Describes a group of students enrolled in the University of Minnesota General College under a pilot welfare reform program which was terminated abruptly for political reasons.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Basic Writing, Economic Factors, Higher Education
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Rodby, Judith; Fox, Tom – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Discusses principles about writing instruction that emerged from mainstreaming basic writers in first-year composition at California State University, Chico: (1) students learn college writing by being in the context of college writing, not some other context; and (2) literacy learning does not come in discreet levels. Describes how writers in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Basic Writing, Freshman Composition, Higher Education
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Crouch, Mary Kay; McNenny, Gerri – Journal of Basic Writing, 2000
Describes both past and more recent efforts by the California State University (CSU) system to come to terms with "remediation." Describes recently mandated collaborations between high school language arts faculty and CSU English faculty to reduce the need for remediation. Describes an ongoing outreach program addressing the needs of…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions
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Millward, Jody – Journal of Basic Writing, 1990
Provides strategies designed to help both mainstream and underrepresented students meet the rhetorical demands of placement exams and gain control in these situations. Describes the University of California Santa Barbara's Preparatory Program which serves a large, culturally diverse student population, acknowledges the variables embedded in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Student Placement, Test Construction
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