Volume 21, Number 1 (Spring 2002)

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Editors' Column

Nowhere to Go: Basic Writing and the Scapegoating of Civic Failure, Scott Stevens

Linguistic Cultural Capital and Basic Writers, Charlotte Brammer

Ways of Taking Meaning from Texts: Reading in High School and College, Hugh English and Lydia Nagle

Be Careful What You Ask For: When Basic Writers Take the Rhetorical Stage, Eileen Biser, Linda Rubel, and Rose Marie Toscano

The Power of Academic Learning Communities, Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk and Marcia Babbitt

What Is Learned in Sustained-Content Writing Classes Along with Writing?, Marcia Pally, Helen Katznelson, Hadara Peroignan, and Bella Rubin

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 Bonne August
Editorial Assistants: Linda Camarasana and Rhona Cohen 
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, Office of Academic Affairs.

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