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2015 March TETYC, v42.3

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Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 0098-6291


Teaching English in the Two-Year College
Volume 42, Number 3, March 2015

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Editorial: A Horse Is a Horse, of Course?
Jeff Sommers

TYCA White Paper on Developmental Education Reforms
TYCA Research Committee

Feature: Understanding the Relationship between First- and Second-Semester College Writing Courses
Oliver Brearey (New Voice)
Abstract: This article situates the teaching of first- and second-semester college writing courses in relation to current discussions about the Common Core State Standards Initiative, competency-based education, the “Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing,” the “WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition,” and vertical college writing curricula.

Poem: basic punc.
Ann Clark

Poem: Some Assembly Required
Steve Straight

Instructional Note: Classroom Reading Experiments: Systematic Inquiry to Motivate Sentence-Level Instruction
Daniel Roth (New Voice)
Abstract: This article shows how brief psycholinguistic reading experiments can illustrate the effects of various grammatical features, pique students’ interest, and position them to construct their own understanding of English grammar, separate from the teacher’s dictates.

Feature: Doctor Test Cracker; or, How I Stopped Worrying and Taught Students How to Beat the Compass Test
Stuart Brooks
Abstract: The story of how I taught early college high school students how to pass the ACT Compass Writing Test and why it was so important.

Special Section Forum: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty

Readers Write: Responses to Stuart Brooks

A Modest Proposal for the 21st Century
Peter Dow Adams

Computerized Evaluation of Writing: Senseless Savings
Eric Bateman

Kicking the “Fast Assessment” Habit
Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt

Dr. Test Cracker, Meet John Henry
James Freeman

A Cautionary Tale
Sharon Mitchler

Inquiry: What Is Evidence of Student Learning?
Holly Hassel

Real Writing Interactive: A Brief Guide to Writing Paragraphs and Essays, by Susan Anker, Reviewed by Mark Blaauw-Hara

After the Public Turn: Composition, Counterpublics, and the Citizen Bricoleur, by Frank Farmer, Reviewed by Jill Darley-Vanis

Rhetoric of Respect: Recognizing Change at a Community Writing Center, by Tiffany Rousculp, Reviewed by Glenn Hutchinson Jr. and Paula Gillespie

Teaching Creative Writing, edited by Heather Beck, Reviewed by John Reilly

Poem: Footnoting “Typewriter” at the 65th Annual CCCCs
Dana C. Elder

Call for Papers for 2015 TYCA Regional Conferences

TYCA to You

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