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Gabor, Catherine – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2009
This article looks at best practices in basic writing instruction in terms of non-traditional audiences and writerly authority. Much conventional wisdom discourages participation in service-learning projects for basic writers because of the assumption that their writing is not yet ready to "go public." Countering this line of thinking, the author…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Student Projects
Pine, Nancy – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2008
This article explores the particular challenges and possibilities of service learning pedagogy for basic writers. Because a number of scholars of service learning and basic writing (Adler-Kassner, Arca, and Kraemer) are concerned primarily with developing underprepared students' academic literacies, I investigated how the students in a service…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Service Learning, Writing Instruction, College Science