Volume 19, Number 1 (Spring 2000)

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Editors' Column

Basic Writing and the Issue of Correctness, or, What to Do with "Mixed" Forms of Academic Discourse, Patricia Bizzell

Meanness and Failure: Sanctioning Basic Writers, Terence Collins and Melissa Blum

Going Around in Circles: Methodological Issues in Basic Writing Research, William DeGenaro and Edward M. White

Basic Writing, Cost Effectiveness, and Ideology, Keith Gilyard

Expectations, Interpretations and Contributions of Basic Writing, Min-Zhan Lu and Bruce Horner

A Future for the Vanishing Present: New Work for Basic Writing, Susan Miller

The Strategic Value of Basic Writing: An Analysis of the Current Moment, Deborah Mutnick

Basic Work and Material Acts: The Ironies, Discrepancies, and Disjunctures of Basic Writing and Mainstreaming, Judith Rodby and Tom Fox

Illegal Literacy, Ira Shor

How We Have Failed the Basic Writing Enterprise, Lynn Quitman Troyka

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: George Otte and Trudy Smoke
Editorial Assistants: Rhona Cohen and Mikhail Gershovich
Subscriptions: Mary E. Carney

Editorial Board

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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, Office of Academic Affairs.

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