Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 1993)

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Editors' Column

What Works? How Do We Know? Ann E. Berthoff

The Vanishing Site of Mina Shaughnessy's Error and Expectations, Patricia Laurence

Rereading Shaughnessy from a Postcolonial Perspective, Pamela Gay

Computerized Scoring of Placement Exams: A Validation, Emil L. Roy

Reinventing the University: Finding the Place for Basic Writers, Jane E. Hindman

Encouraging Students to (Continue to) Share Authority in the Classroom: A Response to Patricia Bizzell, Bill Bolin

A Legacy of Basic Writing Instruction, Lynée Lewis Gaillet

News and Announcements

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About this Issue

The Journal of Basic Writingpublishes articles of theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing. Articles are refereed by members of the Editorial Board and the Editors.

Editorial Staff

Editors: Bill Bernhardt and Peter Miller
Associate and Managing Editor:Ruth Davis
Copyreader: Richard A. Mandelbaum
Subscriptions: Mary E. Carney

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The Journal of Basic Writing is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, with support from the City University of New York, Instructional Resource Center.

Cover design by E. H. Jaffe

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