Volume 7, Number 1, Spring 2013

  • writing program administration, writing center, assessment, labor, Pedagogy, first-year composition, Literacy, Culture, higher education, Basic Writing, composition

Editors: John Paul Tassoni and William H. Thelin
Assitant Editor: Leann Bertoncini

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Editor's Introduction: "Why Are We Here?" John Paul Tassoni

"Why Are You Here?": Troubling Legitimacy for Basic Writers and Their Instructors in the Community College, Hope Parisi and Lara Rodriguez

"Love Letters": Narrating Critical Literacy Theory in the First-Year Writing Class, Tim Barnett

A Perpetual Literacy Crisis?: Bourgeois Fears, Working-Class Realities, and Pedagogical Responses, Frank Alexander

"Where Are You Located?": Postmodern Geography and the Open-Admissions Writing Center, William Burns

Literacy in the Lives of Adult Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees, Michael J. Michaud

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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).