Volume 8, Number 2 (Fall 1989)

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Editor's Column

"Am I really that bad?" Writing Apprehension and Basic Writers, Mary Louise Buley-Meissner

Explaining Grammatical Concepts, Muriel Harris and Katherine E. Rowan

Toward a Phenomenology of Freewriting, Peter Elbow

The Roles of English Teachers and LD Specialists in Identifying Learning Disabled Writers: Two Case Studies, Patricia J. McAlexander and Noel Gregg

The Need for Conceptualizing at All Levels of Writing Instruction, Marilyn S. Sternglass

Who Is Alien in the Developmental Classroom? A Comparison of Some Student/Teacher Values, Joseph G. R. Martinez and Nancy C. Martinez

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: Bill Bernhardt and Peter Miller
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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