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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
Murie, Robin; Collins, Molly Rojas; Detzner, Daniel F. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2004
U.S. high school graduates for whom the home language is not English run the risk of inadequate preparation for the rigors of higher education. Whether this poor preparation is the result of disruptions caused by the transition to a new country/language/culture, or of a watered-down high school curriculum that reacts to language error but does not…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), High School Students, College Preparation, Biographies
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
Stine, Linda – Journal of Basic Writing, 2004
Basic writing students and online learning are not necessarily an ideal match. In hopes of stimulating more conversation and research on how technology can best advance the basic writing curriculum, this article first classifies the problems students and faculty encounter when a basic writing class moves online and discusses the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Reynolds, Tom; Fillipi, Patty – Journal of Basic Writing, 2003
Recounts the process of writing guiding curricular documents for the University of Minnesota - General College's basic writing program. Describes how this was a community-building process that involved a wide group of instructors and others connected to the program. Includes the opening statement, as well as the goals and principles of the…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, English Instruction
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Kenkel, James; Yates, Robert – Journal of Basic Writing, 2003
Presents a developmental perspective on text construction, understood as managing information within and across sentence boundaries. Claims that the systematicity in non-standard constructions in basic writer's texts reflects student awareness of three obligatory areas of information management in texts: topic management, reference tracking, and…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, English Instruction, Grammar, Higher Education
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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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Fitzgerald, Sallyanne H. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2003
Discusses how various factors combined to move Chabot College, a California community college, towards creating a mission statement for all their English courses and within that context, one for their basic writing courses. Notes that the context for the creation of the mission statement includes a commitment to basic writing as a legal mandate,…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, English Instruction
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Uehling, Karen S. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2003
Describes a statement of guidelines and goals developed for Boise State University's (BSU) basic writing course. Includes an account of local conditions at BSU, a copy of the statement itself with commentary on its seven competencies, a description of how the document was developed through a collaborative process, and the effects of that…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Curriculum Development, English Instruction, Guidelines
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Gray, Loretta S.; Heuser, Paula – Journal of Basic Writing, 2003
Conducts a small-scale survey similar to one conducted by Maxine Hairston in 1979 to test whether nonacademic professionals' attitudes towards usage errors have changed in 20 years. Indicates a trend for respondents to find errors less bothersome than the respondents did 20 years ago. Supports the claim made by Hairston and other researchers that…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Basic Writing, Error Analysis (Language), Grammar
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Cohen, Samuel – Journal of Basic Writing, 2002
Notes that Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) is growing at a perceived time of crisis in education and perceived strengthening of the forces of globalization. Suggests WAC should tinker with its existing techniques to promote critical thinking in even the most basic exercises. Concludes that in doing so, it can help students develop into…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Brammer, Charlotte – Journal of Basic Writing, 2002
Uses student essays to illustrate the linguistic variations that many basic writing students bring to the academy and then offers some insights from second language acquisition and literacy studies that may help writing specialists enhance pedagogical practice to better serve these students. (SG)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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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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Biser, Eileen; Rubel, Linda; Toscano, Rose Marie – Journal of Basic Writing, 2002
Examines the challenges one basic writer, a deaf student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, confronted when she took on the role of public writer. Analyzes the student's attempt to enact change for the sake of uncovering the pedagogical implications that teachers of basic writing must consider when educating students to write for the public…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Basic Writing, Deafness, Higher Education
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