About the Author
JOAN T. MIMS has been a manager and language arts specialist with the Texas Education Agency, working on development and scoring of the statewide writing assessments. She taught composition at West Chester University for 13 years and has extensive experience with developmental students.
ELIZABETH M. NOLLEN has taught basic writing, composition, film, and literature courses in the English department at West Chester University for the last 21 years. She has been active in the English component of pre-college programs, given numerous papers at the Popular Culture Association, and has published Family Matters in the British and American Novel with Bowling Green State University Popular Press.