Volume 4, Number 1 (Spring 1985)

Basic Writing and Social Science Research Part I

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Introduction, Sarah D'Eloia Fortune

Tracing Errors to Their Sources: A Study of the Encoding Processes of Adult Basic Writers, Mary Epes

Overfamiliarity: A Cognitive Barrier in Teaching Composition, Marilyn K. Goldberg

Black Dialect and the Freshman Writer, Allison Wilson

Adult Learning and Composition Instruction, Irvin Y. Hashimoto

Perspectives on Anxietyand the Basic Writer: Research, Evaluation, and Instruction, Tom J. Reigstad

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About this Issue

The Journal of Basic Writingpublishes articles of theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing. Each issue of the Journal is devoted to once topic. Articles are reviewed by members of the Advisory Boards and the Editors.

National Advisory Board

Edward P. J. Corbett 
Frank D'Angelo 
Janet Emig 
E. D. Hirsch, Jr. 
Lee Odell 
Edward M. White 
Joseph M. Williams

CUNY Advisory Board

Sally Heaphy
Patricia Laurence
Nancy Lay
Marie Jean Lederman
Marilyn Maiz
Marylea Meyersohn
Betty Rizzo

Editorial Staff

Editor: Sarah G. D'Eloia Fortune

Associate Editors: 
Barbara Quint Gray
Leonard Kriegel
Robert Lyons
Sondra Perl

Assistant Editor: Robbin Juris

Managing Editor: Ruth Davis


The Journal of Basic Writing is published with support from the City University of New York, Instructional Resource Center.

Beginning with the 1986 issues, this journal will be refereed. Board members, currently being appointed, will serve as reviewers. Their names will be announced in the next issue.

Cover design by Jamie Ross

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