Volume 31, Number 2 (Fall 2012)

  • rhetorical theory, reform, Writing Assessment, postsecondary education, postsecondary institution, faculty development, contingent faculty, Basic Writing, Culture

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Editors' Column
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2012.31.2.01

Negotiating Textual Authority: Response Cycles for a Personal Statement of a Latina Undergraduate, Marcia Z. Buell
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2012.31.2.02

Arguing Academic Merit: Meritocracy and the Rhetoric of the Personal Statement, Steven Alvarez
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2012.31.2.03

Beyond the Bridge Metaphor: Rethinking the Place of the Literacy Narrative in the Basic Writing Curriculum, Anne-Marie Hall and Christopher Minnix
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2012.31.2.04

Inviting the "Outsiders" In: Local Efforts to Improve Adjunct Working Conditions, Jessica Schreyer
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2012.31.2.05

Diving In or Guarding the Tower: Mina Shaughnessy’s Resistance and Capitulation to High-Stakes Writing Tests at City College, Sean Molloy
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2012.31.2.06

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The Journal of Basic Writing publishes 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: Hope Parisi and Cheryl C. Smith
Associate Editor: Ann Del Principe
Consulting Editor: Rebecca Mlynarczyk and Bonne August
Web Editor: Karen Weingarten
Editorial Assistants: Angela J. Francis and Dominique Zino
Business Manager: Maria Scordaras

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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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