Volume 7, Number 2 (Fall 1988)

The Journal of Basic WritingIssue Open the entire issue | View an archival copy

Editor's Column

Contrastive Rhetoric: Students as Ethnographers, Joanne Liebman

Politics and Proof in Basic Writing, Gail Stygall

Socio-Cognitive Development and Argumentative Writing: Issues and Implications from One Research Project, Janice N. Hays

Reexamining Basic Writing: Lessons from Harvard's Basic Writers, Cherryl Armstrong

Students' Interpretations of Writing Tusks: A Case Study, Gesa Kirsch

Pain and Suffering: Apostrophes and Academic Life, Irvin Hashimoto

Developing Literacy through Transcription, James M. Deem and Sandra A. Engel

News and Announcements

Cumulative Index 1986-1988

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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
Copyreader: Richard A. Mandelbaum

Editorial Board

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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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