by George Otte, Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk
Publisher: Parlor Press 2010
Number of pages: 249
Framed by historic developments -- from the Open Admissions movement of the 1960s and 1970s to the attacks on remediation that intensified in the 1990s and beyond, Basic Writing traces the arc of these large social and cultural forces as they have shaped and reshaped the field.
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