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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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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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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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Peele, Thomas; Stoll, Vivian; Stella, Andréa – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
The authors of this essay discuss the impact of corpus collection and analysis on the writing program at The City College of New York, CUNY, the digital literacies encouraged by the corpus collection process, and how corpus studies can be used to support genre awareness and build communities of practice in basic writing classrooms and among…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Discourse Communities
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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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Corcoran, Lucas – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This article uses the translingual turn in composition/rhetoric studies as a springboard to argue for the development of students' meta-linguistic and meta-rhetorical awareness as it took place for first-year college writers in the local context of a SEEK classroom at a branch college of the City University of New York. I theorize and describe a…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Metacognition, College Freshmen, Case Studies
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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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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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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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