Volume 5, Number 1 (Spring 1986)

  • international, postsecondary institution, Basic Writing, critical thinking, community

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Editor's Column
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1986.5.1.01

Inventing the University, David Bartholomae
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1986.5.1.02

The Conventions of Explository Writing, Myra Kogen
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1986.5.1.03

Rhetorical Communities, the International Student and Basic Writing, Alan C. Purves
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1986.5.1.04

The Reification of the Basic Writer, George H. Jensen
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1986.5.1.05

A Dean's Dilemmas, Michael C. T. Brookes
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1986.5.1.06

Commitment to Writing and Complexity of Thinking, Marilyn S. Sternglass
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1986.5.1.07

Assignments for Basic Writers: Unresolved Issues and Needed Research, Andrea A. Lunsford
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1986.5.1.08

News and Announcements

Cumulative Index 1975-1985

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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: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Associate and Managing Editor:Ruth Davis
Associate Editor: Marilyn Maiz
Consulting Editor: Barry Kwalick

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

Cover design by E. H. Jaffe

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