• A Few Things Creative Writing Can Teach Accelerated Composition

    (A Brief Homage to Wendy Bishop)   I was lucky to learn from and collaborate with the late Wendy Bishop, whose loss—more than sixteen years ago now—is still hard for me to accept. Wendy was a force of...
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  • Avoiding Pitfalls in the Accelerated Composition Co-requisite

    As accelerated composition courses become more widespread, the co-requisites attached to them have inevitably come to take many forms. Co-requisites may be mandatory or voluntary; assessment-driven or open to anyone; ...
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  • Elements of a Model Accelerated Composition Co-Requisite, Part 2

    In my previous post I began discussing English 89, the accelerated composition co-requisite course originally developed for Santa Barbara City College’s Express to Success Program. I noted that while the course ...
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  • Elements of a Model Accelerated Composition Co-Requisite, Part 1

    Long before California Assembly Bill 705 went into effect, making accelerated composition the de facto first-semester composition course in my state, I was privileged to be part of a group of educators and counselors ...
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