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Smith, Cheryl Hogue – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This article proposes to extend the revised transactional theory of reading that I introduced to JBW readers in 2012. That revised theory, building on Rosenblatt's distinction between efferent and aesthetic reading, described a third reading stance I named "deferent" to designate the tendency of struggling student readers to defer their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Emotional Response, Student Attitudes
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Sullivan, Patrick – Journal of Basic Writing, 2015
In 2012, the State of Connecticut enacted Public Act 12-40, legislation that dramatically changed the way remedial education was theorized, designed, and delivered at community colleges and regional state universities in Connecticut. One of the most controversial features of this legislative movement was that it appeared to establish a…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Remedial Instruction, Educational Legislation, Neoliberalism
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Toth, Christie – Journal of Basic Writing, 2013
This article discusses basic writing pedagogy at a two-year tribal college, an institution type that has not been visible in the basic writing literature to date. In many tribal college contexts, socioeconomic challenges, under-resourced K-12 schools, and linguistic diversity all contribute to high student placement rates into…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Writing (Composition), Two Year Colleges, Socioeconomic Influences
Sommers, Jeff – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2011
Through the regular use of what Donald Schon has termed reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action, students can learn to improve their "reflection-in-presentation," in Kathleen Blake Yancey's term. Students are often asked to do this type of reflection-in-presentation as a capstone to first-year or basic writing courses. However, a number of…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Cognitive Development
Rodgers, Johannah – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2011
Theories of authorship and models of the author have been influential in shaping various approaches to composition theory and pedagogy. While discussions of the role of the author and authorship in composition studies have been going on for some time, tensions between the theoretical (author as social construct) and practical (author as agent)…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Authors, Undergraduate Students
Zamel, Vivian; Spack, Ruth – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2006
Language and literacy are situated in specific classroom contexts and are acquired as students engage with the subject matter and tasks of these courses. Therefore, all faculty--not just those who teach courses devoted to teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL)--are responsible for contributing to multilingual students' acquisition…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Qualitative Research, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Carter, Shannon – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2006
Despite multiple and persuasive arguments against the validity of doing so, many basic writers continue to be identified by what Brian V. Street calls the "autonomous model of literacy," a model that research tells us is as artificial and inappropriate as it is ubiquitous. This article describes a curricular response to the political,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Basic Writing, Literacy Education, Adult Literacy
Becket, Diana – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2005
The goal of the study reported in this article is to analyze ways students in the first course of a three-quarter college preparatory sequence in reading and writing write about their experiences in their essays. The student participants were three native speakers of English and three native speakers of Punjabi, who had lived and studied in the…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Educational Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Cummings, Martha Clark – Journal of Basic Writing, 2004
This article describes an experiment in Computer Mediated Communication conducted in two English as a Foreign Language (EFL) academic writing classes in rural Japan. In this online course for EFL writers, there were positive changes in attitudes, motivation, and relationships for both the instructor and the students.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language)
Moran, Molly Hurley – Journal of Basic Writing, 2004
The author's therapeutic experience of writing a book about a personal tragedy led her to investigate the fledgling interdisciplinary field of Writing and Healing to see if it holds implications for the teaching of basic writing and also to revisit the debate about personal versus academic writing in the introductory composition class. The result…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
Pavia, Catherine Matthews – Journal of Basic Writing, 2004
I conducted teacher research in a basic writing computer classroom to discover what two basic writers brought to the computer classroom that could complicate their interactions with technology and their ability to write with computers during our class. My discussion is twofold: First, I explore the writers' differing attitudes towards computers,…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Basic Writing, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes
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Gray-Rosendale, Laura; Bird, Loyola K.; Bullock, Judith F. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2003
Contends that Native American students have too often been marginalized in Basic Writing research. Notes that educators must work against invisibility of Native American students as well as a collective lack of knowledge about how the cultural functions of tribal life impact writing skills. Concludes with tentative suggestions for future research…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Students, Basic Writing, Cultural Awareness
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English, Hugh; Nagle, Lydia – Journal of Basic Writing, 2002
Analyzes and interprets responses to detailed questionnaires about reading practices that a college professor and a high school teacher administered in high school and college classrooms. Concludes with some brief suggestions for future research and with a discussion of several ways that teachers might "teach" reading differently in order to open…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Reading Comprehension
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Miller, David – Journal of Basic Writing, 2002
Explores the idea that basic writing students, when positioned in a classroom setting where safety and trust are paramount, will be willing to take risks. Notes that successful risks will lead students into a more positive relationship with their own writing abilities. Concludes that success in writing leads to a more open-minded approach which…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Writing, Classroom Environment, Critical Thinking
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Eves-Bowden, Anmarie – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Explores basic writing students' current writing processes, their thoughts on their writing, and their introduction to a structured writing process model. Suggests that educators can assist basic writers in becoming successful college writers by introducing them to a structured writing process model while also helping them to become reflective…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Metacognition
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