Welcome to is a portal for students, teachers, and scholars in the field of Basic Writing.

It can be argued that Basic Writing (BW) is probably the most critical and important development in the history of college composition. As more and more students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds are seeking a college education, our institutions of higher learning need to understand that students don't exist in an exclusive vacuum of privilege that they had in the decades before the 70s.

Poverty and disenfranchisement play a major role in most basic writers' lives, and English departments need to let these factors inform our pedagogy and theories of basic writing.

We welome all contributions to the site whether through book suggestions for the bookstore, or recommendations for a journal or article that is important to the field. Hopefully, will keep growing along with the field and be recognized as a valuable resource.

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