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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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Wiley, Mark – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Describes some of the thinking behind learning communities, how they have been defined, and considers why they can be effective. Suggests a direction that educators might go to rehabilitate the idea of learning communities because it represents something fundamentally good about human beings in their relations with one another. (SG)
Descriptors: Community, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Segall, Mary T. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1995
Explains how faculty at Quinnipiac College reconceptualized developmental English and designed a new program that provides additional instructional time within the regular freshman English course. Finds that developmental students are better motivated and achieve growth in reading and writing commensurate with students who had a prior semester of…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Program Development