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Comeau-Kirschner, Cheryl; Shahar, Jed – Journal of Basic Writing, 2019
This collaborative writing intervention in one CUNY community college examined the effectiveness of mixing English language learners (ELLs) and native English speakers (NES) in advanced-level developmental writing courses. We describe the translingual approach to curriculum and intervention along with promising developmental education practices.…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Collaborative Writing, Instructional Effectiveness, Two Year College Students
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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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Stanley, Sarah – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
Against a Racial Real backdrop, I argue for consciously adopting a sociocultural approach to style in linguistically and racially diverse Basic Writing classrooms. To make this argument, I focus on a multilingual writer named Tejada, who reveals how she had internalized a racialized stereotypical discourse about herself as a minority--a discourse…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Writing Instruction, Basic Writing, Multilingualism
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Reid, Lynn – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
Though practitioners in Basic Writing studies often refer to "the politics of remediation," there are few pedagogical models that address how to teach this facet of professional life to graduate students and emerging professionals. Most often, this knowledge is transmitted through storytelling, namely narrative-based accounts of Basic…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Remedial Programs, Graduate Study, Reading Assignments
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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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Parisi, Hope – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
The question of who is the basic writer threads the history of Basic Writing, characterizing many disciplinary tensions and concerns. When traced to Basic Writing's beginnings as part of open admissions at CUNY, the question often links to Shaughnessy's "Errors and Expectations" as a telling of basic writers' language deficiencies. This…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Student Characteristics, History, Open Enrollment
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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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Villanueva, Victor; Moeggenberg, Zarah C. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
For this essay, the authors provide an "introspective retrospective." A senior scholar of basic writing provides his views on the development of basic writing as one who began graduate school in rhetoric and composition two years after Mina Shaughnessy's 1977 Errors and Expectations. That perspective carries us through the discussions…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Basic Writing, Educational History, Oral Language
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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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Watson, Missy – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
In this essay, I examine the sociopolitical consequences of policing plagiarism and evaluating students' ethics within the context of basic writing's longstanding tradition of remediating and reshaping pedagogies, ideological stances, and what counts as academic writing. With the hope of illustrating how we might be more intentional about…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Academic Discourse, Ethics, Writing Teachers
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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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Kraemer, Don J. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This article uses Zak Lancaster's 2016 discovery that academics do not actually write the way "They Say/I Say" says they do to reflect on relations between, on the one hand, facts about academic writing and, on the other, the pedagogical values that underlie and guide those facts--or, put another way, to reflect on how values we may…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse, Remedial Instruction
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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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