Academic Literacy in the English Classroom: Helping Underprepared and Working Class Students Succeed in College
Carolyn R. Boiarsky
Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2003 - Education - 148 pages
What do high school English teachers need to teach to get their students ready for college? And how do college instructors help underprepared students succeed once they're there?
These are two pertinent questions for which Carolyn Boiarsky and the contributors to this volume have some answers. Boiarsky put together this book to pre-empt the problems teachers face in class, particularly with first-generation college students and others from working class and immigrant families. First, she discusses the content and socialization issues involved in "academic literacy" and exactly what that phrase means. Then, she and other educators describe activities and strategies that teachers can use to help students acquire the skills they need to read and write at the college level.
These strategies involve:
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Learning to Learn
DomainSpecific Heuristics for Composition
The Work of Composition
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