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Teaching Accelerated and Corequisite Composition

edited by David Starkey

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“Faculty are hungry for a book like this one. Seasoned advice addresses the challenges of the pandemic and different modalities of delivery, two related themes that are vitally important right now.”
—Jamey Gallagher, Community College of Baltimore County
“David Starkey’s collection fills a gap in the existing literature about designing college literacy programs at institutions that enroll students who need intensive support with reading and writing. The daunting task of implementing corequisite support programs can become a manageable process through these disciplinary practices and strategic attention to student success.”
—Joanne Baird Giordano, Salt Lake Community College

Teaching Accelerated and Corequisite Composition is the first book to compile on-the-ground advice and teaching strategies specifically curated for accelerated and corequisite writing courses. Trailblazers in the field from colleges across the United States—who developed a foundation for corequisites by facilitating equity and accessibility for marginalized students—speak to a range of topics and demographics, offering support for instructors and practical advice for improving student success.

The book primarily explores accelerated composition through the lens of two-year colleges to answer a central question in the field: to what extent do educators need to alter two-year college curricular design? The contributors also delve into assessment, a crucial process for instructors and their students transitioning to accelerated learning; the key role that reading plays in the writing process; and noncognitive learning, an area of study that has been associated with accelerated learning since its inception. Together these thirteen chapters provide instructors with a strategic approach to teaching accelerated and corequisite composition.

Teaching Accelerated and Corequisite Composition points toward a new way of approaching first-year composition: a method of instruction that fosters the growth and success of writers who were once considered underprepared for college writing and are now achieving unprecedented success.

Contributors: Peter Adams, Carrie Aldrich, Haleh Azimi, Jami Blaauw-Hara, Mark Blaauw-Hara, Lesley Broder, Jill Darley-Vanis, Melissa Favara, Elsbeth Mantler, Melissa Long, Meridith Leo, Margaret Nelson Rodriguez, Sarah Prielipp, Gregory Ramírez, Charlee Sterling


David Starkey served as the director of both Composition and Creative Writing at Santa Barbara City College, where he is professor emeritus. He is the editor of Teaching Writing Creatively and Genre by Example: Writing What We Teach, as well as several textbooks, including Academic Writing Now: A Brief Guide for Busy Students and Hello, Writer. He was a faculty member in SBCC’s award-winning Express to Success program for accelerating English and math students.

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  • Hardcover Price: $95.00
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-64642-476-4
  • Paperback Price: $35.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-64642-477-1
  • Ebook Price: $29.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $15.00
  • EISBN: 978-1-64642-478-8
  • Publication Month: November
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Pages: 288
  • Illustrations: 3
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by David Starkey
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-64642-477-1
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