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American Literature 2
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American Literature 2 is a standard post-Civil-War anthology. Heavily adapted from the Lumen course shell original, the book emphasizes well-integrated literary analysis writing and has several chapters focused on MLA and writing.

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Literature
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Author:
Dickinson Joshua
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04/18/2021
American Literature I
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American Literature I combines a textbook covering literary analysis and literary critical theory, basic research methods in the humanities, and a chronological reader of diverse selections in American Literature. The book begins with a focus on creation myths and Native American literature. Following this is a significant section on Romanticism. Also included are sections on literary nonfiction, writing about literature, early American and Puritan literature, and Herman Melville.

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Prior to my adaptation, this course was created from materials originally developed by the State Board of Community Technical Colleges (SBCTC) of Washington State. American Literature 1 is a modified version of the Lumen American Literature I text. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyright by Lumen Learning. The text is designed to accompany a separate novel such as Moby-Dick and contains supplemental resources for the teaching of American novels of this era. The changes to this book listed are released under a CC-BY-SA license and are copyright by Joshua Dickinson of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY.

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Literature
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Joshua Dickinson
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Arguing Through Writing
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Arguing Through Writing is heavily adapted from the Lumen Learning English Composition 2 book on the SUNY OER list of texts. The textbook focuses on the writing process, as well as rhetorical modes. Emphasis is on the modes of causal analysis, argument, definition, and classification. MLA style and academic writing moves are featured. The textbook would be appropriate for either college-level Composition 1 or 2. The text features readings for each of the modes, as well as historical and contemporary texts in a reader section. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyright by Lumen Learning. It was then developed in March 2020 by Joshua Dickinson, Associate Professor of English at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY. The changes to this book listed are released under a CC-BY-SA license and are copyright by Joshua Dickinson of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY.

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Arguing Through Writing covers college-level writing, basic research, and argumentation with a combination of contemporary, historical, and classical writing models. The text focuses on classification, definition, causal analysis, and argumentation, working with these writing modes and pairing those with relevant texts. Several chapters are devoted to playing the writing game and knowing its moves. Visual arguments, MLA style, preparing annotated bibliographies, and film analysis are covered. The reader includes selections from Michel de Montaigne, Steven Pinker, H. G. Wells' history, Flannery O'Connor, Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gordon Allport, and Stephen Leacock.

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http://hdl.handle.net/1951/71291

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/19/2021
College Writing Handbook
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This PDF focuses on college-level writing, critical reading, and research challenges. This College Writing Handbook is a modified version of the Guide to Writing by Vallerie Mott and a writer listed as "Alexis." The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyright by Lumen Learning. The changes to this book listed are released under a CC-BY-SA license and are copyright by Joshua Dickinson of Jefferson Community College.
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This all-in-one handbook has several chapters on the writing process. Also featured is coverage of critical reading, logical fallacies, avoiding plagiarism, citing in APA or MLA style, writing across the disciplines, as well as the typical grammar, punctuation, usage, ESL coverage.
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http://hdl.handle.net/1951/71295

Subjects
College Writing, Research, Usage, Grammar, Handbook, APA Style, MLA Style, Writing Process

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English Language Arts
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Author:
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Literary Voice
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Literature, Composition, Drama, Poetry, Short Story, Novel

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Literary Voice overviews the conventions of short stories, poems, dramatic works, and novels. The text features several chapters on the writing process and is focused on getting students to experience literature. Sections on reading literature as a critic and writing about literature in academic settings are accompanied by chapters on the genres.

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The Literary Voice is an introduction to literature text created through the SUNY OER Initiative. With few exceptions (noted in the credits for each page), the mini-lectures are self-created. The text has a genre-based focus, with the readings being listed within each genre's chapter in rough chronology. Many of the works are linked. The text contains five plays and a lengthy literary nonfiction chapter in addition to the fiction and poetry chapters. Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse's modernist novel of India, is included in its entirety. I intentionally include more readings than any one course would get through in case instructors wish to tailor the content. Just as easily, they could organize the course either chronologically or thematically. Several chapters discuss academic writing, specifically as it applies to literary analysis. Several of the readings are personal favorites that adapt well to an introduction to literature survey.

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http://hdl.handle.net/1951/71293

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Literature
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Textbook
Author:
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Practical Foundations and Principles for Teaching
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This PDF text is a basic principles of education blended with theories of learning and foundations of education materials. It is geared toward elementary education majors just starting their teaching journeys and is meant to accompany other OERs (linked in the text) and primary readings.

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Elementary Education
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Textbook
Author:
Billings Carol
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/18/2021
Readings in Children's Literature
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Readings in Children's Literature includes essay material on children's literature, as well as tales, verse, folklore, and short stories.

PDF is also available at https://sunyjefferson.libguides.com/JCCOERtextbooks

Subject:
Literature
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/18/2021
Space Mythos: Science Fiction
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Space Mythos is a science fiction reader and literature textbook. It overviews MLA citation, literary analysis, and academic writing moves. This Open Educational Resources text is designed to accompany other science fiction novels in a survey course. The reader includes a historical overview of the genre, from E. M. Forster and H. G. Wells to entire novels (Edwin A. Abbott's Flatland). Historical items are included in the text. Several links to science fictions stories appear as well.

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Space Mythos: Science Fiction is a March 2020 OER designed to accompany other novels in an introductory science fiction course. The Lumen course shell is adapted from my American Literature 1 OER, which in turn was created from materials originally developed by the State Board of Community Technical Colleges (SBCTC) of Washington State. So this is a modified version of the Lumen American Literature I text. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyrighted by Lumen Learning. Users are free to use, modify or adapt any of this material providing the terms of the Creative Commons licenses are adhered to. It is a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) designation.

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http://hdl.handle.net/1951/71290

Subject:
Literature
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Textbook
Author:
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Studies in Mythology
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Studies in Mythology is an introductory text for a survey of myth course. It can be organized chronologically, geographically, or thematically. Included are sections from Frazier's study of myth, The Golden Bough, as well as Dante's Inferno and sections on tricksters and Irish myth. The book focuses on world mythologies and archetypal approaches to the analysis of myth.

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Text includes sections on responding to literature, Greek myth (including several chapters from Bulfinch), defining myth's functions, Irish myths & legends, the Tao te Ching, American folklore & myth, American horror, comic books, MLA style, and student resources. Prior to my adaptation, this course was created from materials originally developed from an American Literature course at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College. Studies in Mythology is a modified version of the Lumen American Literature II text. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyright by Lumen Learning. In past versions of the course, I have used primary texts such as the Finnish Kalevala, the Homeric Hyms, or contemporary works influenced by mythology such as Gaiman’s Ameican Gods. Along with this OER text, students will be reading the Pinsky translation of Inferno, as well as the Frank Herbert mythology-based novel Dune. Several excellent sites exist on the web and collect images and out-of-copyright myth texts. I include some links to these, but the focus is mostly on the application of students’ analytical skills to the new reading material.

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http://hdl.handle.net/1951/71294

Subject:
Literature
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Author:
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Survey of Native American Literature
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This survey textbook overviews Native American literature from its origins in poems and creation myths of the continent's hundreds of Native cultures. Texts are organized with major sections on creation myths, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction/memoir. Standing Bear's Land of the Spotted Eagle is included, along with a scattering of non-Native writers for contrast. The text also focuses on experiencing Native literature through Western lenses, since that is the viewpoint through which students necessarily approach the topic. The text adapts Lumen Learning's Introduction to Literature course shell, which operates with a CC-BY license and was provided by Ivy Tech Community College. Most of the texts are available through web or PDF links. The basic Introduction to Literature material is mostly hidden from student views, but is kept in case instructors wish to use it.
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Survey of Native American Literature offers a multi-genre approach to the field of Native American literature. Each section contains several representative voices, with more recent writings linked and older ones included either in full or as excerpts. Texts are organized with major sections on creation myths, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction/memoir. Standing Bear's Land of the Spotted Eagle is included, along with a scattering of non-Native writers for contrast. The text also focuses on experiencing Native literature through Western lenses, since that is the viewpoint through which students necessarily approach the topic.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/18/2021
Technical Writing Strategies
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Technical Writing, Technical Communication Writing, Reports, White Papers, Memoranda, Instructions Analysis

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Strategies in Technical Writing is an Open Education Resource text designed for community-college-level students being introduced to technical writing conventions. The text focuses on the main genres involved in professional communication, the writing situation, research, and citation. This text was adapted by Lumen Learning from materials developed by Dr. Elizabeth Lohman as part of the Z Degree Program and originally provided by Tidewater Community College. Technical Writing is a modified version of the Lumen Technical Writing book from the SUNY OER textbook list. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyrighted by Lumen Learning. It was then heavily redeveloped by Joshua Dickinson, Associate Professor of English at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY. The text includes a list of changes.

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This Open Educational Resources text overviews the fields of technical writing and professional communication. It includes sections introducing students to the field of study, audience-centered communications, APA and MLA formats, language and tone, visuals, websites, memos, letters, descriptive and prescriptive reports, classification and partition reports, white papers, informative presentations, research, problem analysis, summaries and responses, proposals, feasibility reports, persuasive presentations, and writing conventions.
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http://hdl.handle.net/1951/71292

Subject:
Business and Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lecture Notes
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Author:
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/19/2021
World Literature
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World Literature covers a range of world fiction and nonfiction readings, including coverage of trickster tales, origin myths, memoirs, novels, short stories, and poems. Focus is on Native American, Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic readings. Featured authors include Kabir, Lao Tzu, Izumi Shikubu, Zitkal-Šá, Langston Hughes, Sappho, Plato, Margaret Atwood, and Rabindranath Tagore. The title also covers the writing process, literary analysis arguments, and and a general academic writing overview.

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World Literature (formerly Survey of non-Western Literature) focuses on varied readings from multiple genres. The readings are diverse and allow for chronological, generic, geographical, or thematic organization by instructors. This text is collected from several copyright-cleared resources and its readings would serve as the basis for my ENG 195: Survey of non-Western Literature course at Jefferson Community College. The balance of the readings for ENG 195 come from non-Western cultures, although there are some key texts from Western cultures. See the List of Changes for more specific information on the readings. To create the course, I adopted Lumen Learning's Introduction to Literature course shell, whose How to Use This Collection is authored by Thomas Chester and which operates with a CC-BY license and was provided by Ivy Tech Community College.

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http://hdl.handle.net/1951/71296

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Joshua Dickinson
Date Added:
04/19/2021