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2016 March TETYC, v43.3

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Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 0098-6291


Teaching English in the Two-Year College
Volume 43, Number 3, March 2016

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Feature: “I Bought the Book and I Didn’t Need It”: What Reading Looks like at an Urban Community College
Annie Del Principe and Rachel Ihara
Abstract: Based on a qualitative study of students’ experiences, we offer a new typology of student reading behaviors across the disciplines at a community college.

Poems: Vincent; A Murder Question
Steve Straight

Feature: Toward Local Teacher-Scholar Communities of Practice: Findings from a National TYCA Survey
Christie Toth and Patrick Sullivan
Abstract: Drawing on findings from a national survey of TYCA members about how and why they access published scholarship, this article makes recommendations for fostering local teacher-scholar communities of practice within two-year college English departments.

Feature: Student Rationale for Self-Placement into First-Year Composition: Decision Making and Directed Self-Placement
Kylie Kenner (New Voice)
Abstract: This research examines the experiences of six incoming students at a public university in Northern California to investigate their rationale for self-placement into first-year composition and their perceptions of their choices at different points throughout their first semester of college.

Poems: The Man beneath the Pear Tree; Adam and Little Eve
David Starkey

Feature: Teaching Community in the Two-Year College: A Model for Making Groups Work
Sarah Z. Johnson and Amy Patterson (New Voices)
Abstract: Applying data from surveys and interviews, the authors examine why many experienced two-year college English faculty give up assigning group projects. They then propose a model of group training developed in the field of business management that aims to prevent many of these difficulties—the self-managed work team.

Readers Write: Response to “Demystifying Poetry: Teaching a Process to Write Haiku”
Mara Lee Grayson

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

What Works for Me
Brian Harrell (New Voice); Corinne Cozzaglio Martinez and Sarah Slachter (New Voices); Michelle Shin (New Voice); Jeff Stephenson; Craig Wynne

Inquiry: Making Your Work Relevant
Holly Hassel

Abstract: Reviewed are:

Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and the Sites of Writing, by Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak, Reviewed by Polina Chemishanova

Understanding Language Use in the Classroom: A Linguistic Guide for College Educators, by Susan J. Behrens, Reviewed by Patty Wilde

Creative Writing and Education, edited by Graeme Harper, Reviewed by Mitch James

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