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Basic writing

Author: George Otte; Rebecca Mlynarczyk
Publisher: Fort Collins, Colo. : The WAC Clearinghouse, ©2010.
Series: Reference guides to rhetoric and composition.
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Problems and exercises
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Otte, George.
Basic writing.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Parlor Press ; [Fort Collins, Colo.] : WAC Clearinghouse, ©2010
(DLC) 2010008778
(OCoLC)547275021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Otte; Rebecca Mlynarczyk
ISBN: 9781602351769 1602351767 9781602351776 1602351775
OCLC Number: 607120472
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 227 pages).
Contents: Front cover ; Series page ; Title page ; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Series Editor's Preface by Charles Bazerman; Introduction; 1 Historical Overview; The 1960s; The 1970s; The 1980s; The 1990s; 2000 and Beyond; 2 Defining Basic Writing and Basic Writers; Early Definitions; Basic Writing as a Fix-It Station; Basic Writing as a Back Formation of First-Year Composition; A Sense of Mission and Purpose; Adjustments and Revisions; Cognitivist Definitions; Contextual Definitions; Prescribing Without Defining; Initiation as a Goal; Problems with Initiation as a Goal; A Point of Crisis. The Vulnerability of Basic WritingThe Crisis as Reflected in the Journal of Basic Writing; Climate Change for Basic Writing; Responding to Calls to Eliminate Basic Writing; "Our Apartheid"; Context-Contingent Definitions; "Basic Writing at a Political Crossroads"; Capitulating on Definition; 3 Practices and Pedagogies; Error; Teaching Complication 1: The Need for Complexity; Teaching Complication 2: The Need for Tolerance; Teaching Complication 3: The Need (Still) for Correctness; Teaching Complication 4: The Need for Process Analysis; Teaching Complication 5: The Need for Interpretation. Teaching Complication 6: The Need for NegotiationTeaching Complication 7: The Need for (and Lack of) Consensus; Assessment; Teaching to the Test; Teacher Resistance to Institutionally Imposed Testing; State-Mandated Testing; Teaching; The Importance of Process; Cognitive Schemes and Their Limitations; A Grab Bag of Instructional Strategies; Facts, Artifacts and Counterfacts: A Redefined Teaching Project; The Politics of Identity; Literacy as a Social Practice; Experiments in Mainstreaming; The Fragmentation of the Teaching Enterprise; 4 Research; Error; Insights from Linguistics. Error AnalysisUpholding the Standard; Changing Attitudes toward Error; Error Recognition; Assessment; Foundational Work in Mass Testing; Disillusionment with Holistic Assessment; Not How to Test, but Whether?; Alternatives to Established Assessments; High Schools as Gatekeepers; Process; Writing Process(es); Thinking Process(es); Cognition or Discourse Conventions?; Academic Literacy; Attitudes and Identities; The Conflict Within, the Conflict Without; Case Studies of Conflict and Struggle; 5 The Future of Basic Writing; Political Portents; Questioning the Value of Remediation. Real-World RepercussionsBasic Writing Under Siege from Within; Arguing for Abolition; The Great Unraveling; Basic Writing Revised; Public Policy and Basic Writing; Alternative Program Structures; Basic Writing for the Twenty-First Century; Anticipating the Need; Examining Costs and Benefits; Appendix: Basic Writing Resources; Works Cited; Index; About the Authors; Back cover.
Series Title: Reference guides to rhetoric and composition.
Responsibility: George Otte and Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk.

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