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Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960

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Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960 - Ritter, Kelly, Ba, Mfa, PhD
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In Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960 , Kelly Ritter uses materials from the archives at Harvard and Yale and contemporary theories of writing instruction to reconsider the definition of basic writing and basic writers within a socio-historical context. Ritter challenges the association of basic writing with only poorly funded institutions and poorly prepared students. Using Yale and Harvard as two sample case studies, Ritter shows that basic writing courses were alive and well, even in the ...

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Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960 2009, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809329243

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