Subject: Education / Higher

Subject: Education / Higher

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Local Knowledges, Local Practices

|9780822959618|Writing in the Disciplines at Cornell| Cornell University has stood at the forefront of writing instruction, at least since the publication of William Strunk and E. B. White’s classic, The Elements of Style, in 1918. For the past thirty years Cornell has been the site of a remarkably sustained and successful interdisciplinary approach to writing across the curriculum – a program that now coordinates nearly two hundred courses each semester sponsored by over thirty different departments. Local Knowledges, Local Practices provides an overview of Cornell’s rich history and distinguished achievements in training students to write well. Including the views of…

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Politics Of Remediation

|9780822941866|Institutional And Student Needs In Higher Education|While some students need more writing instruction than others, The Politics of Remediation reveals how that need also pertains to the institutions themselves. Mary Soliday argues that universities may need remedial English to alleviate their own crises in admissions standards, enrollment, mission, and curriculum, and English departments may use remedial programs to mediate their crises in enrollment, electives, and relationships to the liberal arts and professional schools.Following a brief history of remedial English and the political uses of remediation at CCNY before, during, and after the open admissions policy, Soliday questions the ways in…

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