• composition studies, Pedagogy, inclusivity, writing studies, creative writing, TESL

Since 2007, Open Words has been dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed articles focusing on political, professional, and pedagogical issues related to teaching composition, rhetoric, reading, creative writing, ESL, and literature to open-admissions and “nonmainstream” student populations. 


Volume 15, Number 1, Fall 2023

Special Issue on Multilingual Student Writers in Higher Education

Guest Editor: Jagadish Paudel

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Introduction from the Editors, by Sue Hum, Yndalecio Isaac Hinojosa, and Kristina Gutierrez

Guest Editor’s Introduction: Access Necessarily Precedes Success: Multilingual Student Writers in Higher Education, by Jagadish Paudel
DOI: 10.37514/OPW-J.2023.15.1.01

Re-Addressing the "Problem of PCW": Rethinking a Bridge-Writing Course in the Interest of Supporting Multilingual Students, by Joyce Meier, Xiqiao Wang, and Cheryl Caesar
DOI: 10.37514/OPW-J.2023.15.1.02

“How Can I Sound Politician?”: A Case Study of Multilingual Writer Transferring Prior Knowledge in Multimodal Composing, by Xiao Tan
DOI: 10.37514/OPW-J.2023.15.1.03

Encouraging Language Negotiation in Institutional Spaces: A Qualitative Case Study in Pedagogies to Promote Translanguaging in Writing Courses, by Maria Isela Maier
DOI: 10.37514/OPW-J.2023.15.1.04

Storytelling in First Year Writing, by Anthony DeGenaro and Lena Hakim
DOI: 10.37514/OPW-J.2023.15.1.05

Piloting a Language Autoethnography in a First-Year Writing Program: A Study of Five Multilingual Student Writers, by Michael J. Faris, Michelle E. Flahive, Elizabeth Hughes Karnes, and Callie F. Kostelich
DOI: 10.37514/OPW-J.2023.15.1.06

Multilingual Epicenters: First-Year Writing and the Writing Center as Critical Sites of Multilingual Sustainability for Language-Minoritized Students in Higher Education, by Marco F. Navarro, Sara P. Alvarez, and Eunjeong Lee
DOI: 10.37514/OPW-J.2023.15.1.07

Multilingual Student Writers in Higher Education: Increasing Support for Multilingual Student Writers in a Writing Center Context, by Allie Johnston
DOI: 10.37514/OPW-J.2023.15.1.08

Open Words: Access and English Studies is an open-access, peer-review scholarly journal, published on the WAC Clearinghouse and supported by Colorado State University. Articles are published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs). ISSN: 2690-3911 (Print) 2690-392X (Online).