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Editorial: What Might Work for Me
“A Lifelong Aversion to Writing”: What If Writing Courses Emphasized Motivation?
There has been a great deal of groundbreaking research done on motivation during the last twenty-five years, and all of it points to the importance of intrinsic motivation.This research has very significant ramifications for teachers of English.
Poem: Nocturne: Three Score
Basic Writers and the Echoes of Intertextuality
Cheryl Hogue Smith
Instruction that fosters intertextual awareness in basic writers can help them overcome their tendency to compartmentalize what they learn from academic texts and thereby help them make rich connections among the texts they read and write.
The New Art of Revision? Research Papers, Blogs, and the First-Year Composition Classroom
Lisa A. Costello (New Voice)
Although blogs used in the composition classroom have most often been employed as prewriting forums or journals, this article suggests that blogs can also be used effectively as a revision tool in the later stages of writing academic research papers.
Op’nin’ the Door for Appalachia in the Writing Classroom
This essay explores mainstream apprehensions against Appalachian dialect(s), arguing that these dialects/cultures have a misunderstood history and an important role to play in Appalachian composition classrooms.
Poem: ST RAGE
“I Just Turned In What I Thought”: Authority and Voice in Student Writing
Anne Elrod Whitney (New Voice)
The story of one student writer shows how the challenges of writing from sources are tied to issues of voice and authority.
What Works for Me
Randy Laist (New Voice); Kate Bradley (New Voice)
Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Public Engagement, by Linda Flower, Reviewed by Tim Taylor
Writings from Life, by Tom Tyner, Reviewed by Robert A. Berens
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