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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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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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Pfrenger, Wendy – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
Students in rural communities often describe themselves as unsuccessful readers and writers in a university context, yet off-campus their literacy lives may be avidly experienced and richly valued. This article investigates the layered literacies of student clients and writing center consultants on a rural, regional campus in an Appalachian county…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Literacy Education, College Students
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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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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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White, Edward M.; DeGenaro, William – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
Thirty years ago, Maxine Hairston observed that disciplinary shifts in writing studies occur not gradually but rather due to revolutionary "paradigm shifts." Perhaps. But even as the discipline has grown, chance encounters, collaborations rooted in friendship, conversations and coffees, and the discovery of mutual acquaintances have…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Educational Development
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Schnee, Emily; Shakoor, Jamil – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
This article explores one basic writer's evolution as he moves from the lowest level of developmental English at a community college to graduate with a Bachelor's degree. Combining personal narrative, essay excerpts, and textual analysis, this piece aims to expand the borders of scholarship in composition studies to include basic writers as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Development, Basic Writing
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Balzotti, Jon – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
This article describes an innovative pedagogical technique for multimodal composition courses: the use of storyboarding as an invention tool across multiple composition platforms. Student response data and our textual analysis of their multimodal texts over a two-year period reveal some challenges when new media projects are taught alongside…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ostergaard, Lori; Allan, Elizabeth G. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
This article examines two course redesigns undertaken to improve student support, learning, and retention in the basic writing program at Oakland University, a doctoral research university in southeast Michigan, where support for developmental writers has fluctuated dramatically between nurture and neglect over the past fifty years. However,…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Fox, Tom – Journal of Basic Writing, 2015
David Bleich's exploration of language conflicts in the university in "The Materiality of Language: Gender, Politics, and the University" helps explain the ongoing struggle over basic writing as between two radically different understandings of language. Progressive educators and writing teachers see language as rhetorical and…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Language Usage, Language Attitudes, Educational Innovation
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Minnix, Christopher – Journal of Basic Writing, 2015
While basic writing has made a public turn by incorporating service learning and community literacy pedagogies, basic writers are not often discussed in the vast and growing research on public writing in composition studies. Scholarship on public writing in composition has produced important discussions of the outcomes of public writing pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Citizenship Education
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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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