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88 Open Essays: A Reader for Students of Composition & Rhetoric
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PLEASE NOTE: Some K-12 sites block access to Google Docs where this file resides. If you are unable to access it, it is also available at https://human.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Literature_and_Literacy/Book%3A_88_Open_Essays_-_A_Reader_for_Students_of_Composition_and_Rhetoric_(Wangler_and_Ulrich)

This book is a free and open resource for composition instructors and students, full of essays that could supplement OER rhetoric and writing texts that lack readings. All of the essays in this reader are versatile rhetorically and thematically. It is arranged alphabetically by author name. Each essay has a series of hashtags that apply to the essay in some way. You can search for essays thematically for topics like education, the environment, politics, or health. You can also search for essays based on composition concepts like analysis, synthesis, and research. You can search for essays that are based on shared values, essays that rely heavily on ethos, logos, or pathos, essays that are very kairos-dependent, and essays that are scholarly.

This collection was created in Google Docs so that it is easily adapted and edited.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Reading
Textbook
Author:
Sarah Wangler
Tina Ulrich
Date Added:
08/19/2019
Academic Writing I
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Composition I focuses on principles of writing, critical reading and essay composition using rhetorical styles common in college-level writing (narrative, example/illustration, compare/contrast, cause-and-effect, argument).

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Lisa Ford
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future
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In Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies, Asao B. Inoue theorizes classroom writing assessment as a complex system that is "more than" its interconnected elements. To explain how and why antiracist work in the writing classroom is vital to literacy learning, Inoue incorporates ideas about the white racial habitus that informs dominant discourses in the academy and other contexts. Inoue helps teachers understand the unintended racism that often occurs when teachers do not have explicit antiracist agendas in their assessments. Drawing on his own teaching and classroom inquiry, Inoue offers a heuristic for developing and critiquing writing assessment ecologies that explores seven elements of any writing assessment ecology: power, parts, purposes, people, processes, products, and places.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
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WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Asao B. Inoue
Date Added:
01/01/2017
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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Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Dickinson Joshua
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Arguments in Context
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Arguments in Context is a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking that covers all the basics in student-friendly language. Intended for use in a semester-long course, the text features classroom-tested examples and exercises that have been chosen to emphasize the relevance and applicability of the subject to everyday life. Three themes are developed as the text proceeds from argument identification and analysis, to the standards and techniques of evaluation: (i) the importance of asking the right questions, (ii) the influence of biases, cognitive illusions, and other psychological factors, and (iii) the ways that social situations and structures can enhance and impoverish our thinking. On this last point, the text includes sustained discussion of disagreement, cooperative dialogue, testimony, trust, and social media. Overall, the text aims to equip readers with a set of tools for working through important decisions and disagreements, and to help them become more careful and active thinkers.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
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Muhlenberg College
Author:
Thaddeus Robinson
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Bay College - ENGL 145 - Technical and Report Writing
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Online OER text adapted for use in ENGL 145 - ENGL 145 Technical and Report Writing by Amber Kinonen for Bay College.

© 2017 Bay College and Content Creators. Except where otherwise noted this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Bay College
Author:
Amber Kinonen
Date Added:
02/07/2018
Better writing from the beginning: An open text on the college writing process
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Covers processes and fundamentals of writing expository essays, including structure, organization and development, diction and style, revision and editing, mechanics and standard usage required for college-level writing.

This project was funded by a grant from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in Oregon, a grant that ran from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The text of the book is complete (though, in the way of these things, still evolving), but moving it online is still in progress. The chapters available here are ready to be used or copied; additional chapters will be added during the summer of 2017 as the conversion and final copy edits are completed.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
Author:
Jenn Kepka
Date Added:
05/02/2019
Beyond Argument: Essaying as a Practice of (Ex)Change
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Beyond Argument offers an in-depth examination of how current ways of thinking about the writer-page relation in personal essays can be reconceived according to practices in the care of the self — an ethic by which writers such as Seneca, Montaigne, and Nietzsche lived. This approach promises to reinvigorate the form and address many of the concerns expressed by essay scholars and writers regarding the lack of rigorous exploration we see in our students' personal essays — and sometimes, even, in our own. In pursuing this approach, Sarah Allen presents a version of subjectivity that enables productive debate in the essay, among essays, and beyond.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
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WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Sarah Allen
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Beyond Dichotomy: Synergizing Writing Center and Classroom Pedagogies
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How closely can or should writing centers and writing classrooms collaborate? Beyond Dichotomy explores how research on peer tutoring one-to-one and in small groups can inform our work with students in writing centers and other tutoring programs, as well as in writing courses and classrooms. These multi-method (including rhetorical and discourse analyses and ethnographic and case-study) investigations center on several course-based tutoring (CBT) partnerships at two universities. Rather than practice separately in the center or in the classroom, rather than seeing teacher here and tutor there and student over there, CBT asks all participants in the dynamic drama of teaching and learning to consider the many possible means of connecting synergistically.

This book offers the "more-is-more" value of designing more peer-to-peer learning situations for developmental and multicultural writers, and a more elaborate view of what happens in these peer-centered learning environments. It offers important implications—especially of directive and nondirective tutoring strategies and methods—for peer-to-peer learning and one-to-one tutoring and conferencing for all teachers and learners of writing.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Steven J. Corbett
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Business Communication for Success
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Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor.

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Business and Communication
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
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University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Business Writing
Read the Fine Print
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This course allows students to develop effective written communication strategies specifically for the workplace. From idea gathering to drafting to delivery, this course will prepare students to write a variety of documents, including memos, letters, and reports, tailored to professional audiences.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
03/31/2016
Business Writing Style Guide
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In light of the cost of textbooks and education in general, we undertook this project to create a free resource to be used broadly by students in a business context. We wanted to provide comprehensive coverage of the writing process, but keep our topics relevant to business education. We hope that this textbook provides equal value to both non- and native-English learners alike. Just like we acknowledge that students will continue to develop their writing skills, we expect this project to challenge and further our own skills as writers.

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Business and Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
John Morris
Julie Swart
Date Added:
01/06/2020
COVID-19: Success Within Devastation
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This book is organized into 9 parts, each based on a larger topic that students have chosen to study and write research papers on. Each part contains several short student papers, around 2,000 words each, exploring a different aspect of COVID-19 that relates to science, technology and society. Students were asked to examine their topics through research, gathering primary and secondary sources, both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed to support their arguments. They were also encouraged to apply several theories often used in studies of Science, Technology and Society, including Actor-Network Theory, Path Dependence, Social Construction and Tragedy of the Commons to their topics. Students were given an introduction to these theories in the course, and they were asked to discuss how one or more of the theories applies and helps to better understand their paper topics. Some students also engaged in additional research on these theories to explore their applicability. Taking advantage of the e-book format, student also used Creative Commons and public domain images, which are not restricted by copyright limitations to help illustrate their points. In addition to their individual chapters, students also worked together to write introductions for different parts of the book. These part introductions contain a brief summary by the students on why they chose to write on a specific larger topic and how their individual chapters relate to the topic. They also give students an opportunity to reflect on how COVID-19 and its impact on the larger topic they are writing about has affected their personal lives.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
Provider:
Clemson University
Author:
Aubri Karr
Blake Swanson
Caitlyn Sauls
Caroline Mace
Carter Fricks
Christopher Rodriguez
Daniel Herlong
Eli Gosnell
Hannah Freeman
Hannah Wilson
Jack Klinge
Janet Taylor
Jordan Kinzler
Josie Hartings
Kyla Hammock
Luke Mowery
Melissa Kostecki
Nick Stiebler
Quinton Patterson
Sarah Mount
Stanley Finley
Susan Taylor
Thomas Neeser
Thomas Williams
Will Haskell
Yang Wu
Zarionna Robinson
Date Added:
08/06/2021
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Students first discover what they want from their education, then build a plan to get there. This content takes students through the steps to successfully navigate their journey in higher education. Topics include planning for success, choosing a career path, setting and attaining goals, understanding financial management, developing critical thinking skills, making healthy choices, using effective communication, managing time, developing learning strategies, developing meaningful relationships. Content is available in PDF and Open Document formats and is licensed CC BY. Learning Objectives also are provided. Full course offering available at https://www.cengage.com/c/opennow-college-success-1e-opennow-cengage

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Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
History
Law
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Science
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Unit of Study
Author:
Raed Hilmi
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Remix
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Students first discover what they want from their education, then build a plan to get there. This content takes students through the steps to successfully navigate their journey in higher education. Topics include planning for success, choosing a career path, setting and attaining goals, understanding financial management, developing critical thinking skills, making healthy choices, using effective communication, managing time, developing learning strategies, developing meaningful relationships. Content is available in PDF and Open Document formats and is licensed CC BY. Learning Objectives also are provided. Full course offering available at https://www.cengage.com/c/opennow-college-success-1e-opennow-cengage

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Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
History
Law
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Module
Reading
Textbook
Unit of Study
Author:
Raed Hilmi
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Cengage OpenNow College Success Reading & Learning Objectives
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Students first discover what they want from their education, then build a plan to get there. This content takes students through the steps to successfully navigate their journey in higher education. Topics include planning for success, choosing a career path, setting and attaining goals, understanding financial management, developing critical thinking skills, making healthy choices, using effective communication, managing time, developing learning strategies, developing meaningful relationships. Content is available in PDF and Open Document formats and is licensed CC BY. Learning Objectives also are provided.

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Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
History
Law
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Science
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Module
Reading
Textbook
Unit of Study
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OpenNow from Cengage
Date Added:
09/27/2022
The Centrality of Style
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In The Centrality of Style, editors Mike Duncan and Star Medzerian Vanguri argue that style is a central concern of composition studies even as they demonstrate that some of the most compelling work in the area has emerged from the margins of the field. Calling attention to this paradox in his foreword to the collection, Paul Butler observes, "Many of the chapters work within the liminal space in which style serves as both a centralizing and decentralizing force in rhetoric and composition. Clearly, the authors and editors have made an invaluable contribution in their collection by exposing the paradoxical nature of a canon that continues to play a vital role in our disciplinary history."

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
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WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Mike Duncan
Star Medzerian Vanguri
Date Added:
02/17/2013
Claim Your Voice in First Year Composition, Vol. 2
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This is volume 2 of a a two-part instructional text series for first-year composition students. Volume 2 is intended for students who have some college composition and rhetoric knowledge and experience.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Maricopa Open Digital Press
Author:
Cynthia Kiefer
Serene Rock
Date Added:
08/20/2021
The Commons: Tools for Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric
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The Commons: Tools for Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric gives instructors and students of college writing courses a single source for information on metacognitive critical reading, rhetorical awareness, and MLA formatting basics as well as interesting and relevant reading and viewing content. Its approach is interdisciplinary, bringing in material from ecology, sociology, psychology, technology, popular culture, political science, cultural studies, and literature. Each essay, website, video, infographic, and poem has been carefully chosen to speak to the Eastern Kentucky University community, but everyone can find something that speaks to our common human experience and our need to communicate and connect with one another.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Eastern Kentucky University
Author:
Dominic J Ashby
Eastern Kentucky University
Jill M Parrott
Jonathon Collins
Date Added:
11/10/2022
Composing Ourselves and Our World: A Guide to First Year Writing
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This textbook is meant for first year English Composition Courses. The text covers the essentials of composition and rhetoric in a recursive manner and introduces research skills.

When you are eager to get started on the coursework in your major that will prepare you for your career, getting excited about an introductory college writing course can be difficult. However, regardless of your field of study, honing your writing skills—and your reading and critical-thinking skills—gives you a more solid academic foundation.

In college, academic expectations change from what you may have experienced in high school. The quantity of work you are expected to do is increased. When instructors expect you to read pages upon pages or study hours and hours for one particular course, managing your work load can be challenging.

The quality of the work you do also changes. It is not enough to understand course material and summarize it on an exam. You will also be expected to seriously engage with new ideas by reflecting on them, analyzing them, critiquing them, making connections, drawing conclusions, or finding new ways of thinking about a given subject. Educationally, you are moving into deeper waters. A good introductory writing course will help you swim.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Amy Locklear
Angela Fowler
Elizabeth Burrows
Heath Fowler
Date Added:
01/24/2019
Composition 1: Introduction to Academic Writing
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Composition 1: Introduction to Academic Writing was created with the intention of providing a free, comprehensive Composition 1 textbook to the students of Connors State College in Oklahoma. This textbook is a compilation of several OER textbooks and resources with edits, revisions, and additions provided by Brittany Seay. This composition 1 textbook covers academic writing in its most basic definition.

Chapter 1 covers what is academic writing, who does it, and why
Chapter 2 covers the rhetorical modes used in academic writing
Chapter 3 covers rhetorical analysis
Chapter 4 covers the basic parts of a standard academic essay
Chapter 5 covers the academic argument
The last section of the book is a collection of 88 open essays

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Online Consortium of Oklahoma
Author:
Brittany Seay
Date Added:
08/08/2022
Composition course cartridges
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English Composition I
Covers a range of rhetorical situations and genres of writing, centering on argument. Students learn to read and analyze others’ writing and then respond with their own views, showing an awareness of their purpose and audience. The class culminates in a short argumentative research paper.

English Composition II
Focuses on scholarly investigation and the proper use of sources and documentation. Major emphasis is on writing research papers that are acceptable by APA standards.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Vincent E. Lasnik
Date Added:
04/26/2019
Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom
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The editors of Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom bring together stories, theories, and research that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our writing classrooms. The essays in the collection identify and describe a wide range of pedagogical strategies, consider theories, present research, explore approaches, and offer both cautionary tales and local and contextual successes that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our teaching.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Danielle Nicole DeVoss
Martine Courant Rife
Shaun Slattery
Date Added:
08/04/2011
Creative Writing, Creative Process
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This is a collection of writing exercises, mostly (but not solely) aimed at high school and college classroom work. It is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You are free to copy and share its contents so long as you do so for noncommercial reasons and provide attribution.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
Provider:
Plymouth State University Pressbooks Sites
Author:
mcheney
Date Added:
03/27/2020
Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom
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Critical Expressivism is an ambitious attempt to re-appropriate intellectual territory that has more often been charted by its detractors than by its proponents. Indeed, as Peter Elbow observes in his contribution to this volume, "As far as I can tell, the term 'expressivist' was coined and used only by people who wanted a word for people they disapproved of and wanted to discredit." The editors and contributors to this collection invite readers to join them in a new conversation, one informed by "a belief that the term expressivism continues to have a vitally important function in our field."

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Tara Roeder
Date Added:
11/28/2014
Critical Reading, Critical Writing
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A Handbook to Understanding College Composition, SP22 edition. Curated and/or composed by the English Faculty at Howard Community College.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Howard Community College Pressbooks System
Author:
Curated and/or composed by the English Faculty at Howard Community College
Date Added:
08/17/2021
Critical Thinking
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Using a combination of the newest findings in hemispheric science, neuropsychology, and brain development, along with the long-established rhetorical algorithms for analyzing the structure of arguments, this course explores the boundaries of critical and creative thinking in pursuit of developing a clearer and more robust model for the construction and deconstruction of various forms of argument. A variety of "texts" are used to help students develop rhetorical analysis skills, critical thinking tools and a diverse, integrative apparatus for establishing the veracity of truth claims in both academic and cultural contexts.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
MHCC Library OER Press
Author:
Andrew Gurevich
Date Added:
04/08/2021
A Dam Good Argument – Persuasive Writing at Oregon State University
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Arguments are all around us. Everywhere we look, someone is trying to get our attention, change our minds, or sell us something. Learning about how persuasion works will make you a more thoughtful and skeptical consumer of all that content, so that you can come to your own conclusions and recognize the underlying assumptions that inform those attempts to persuade you. This book is about analyzing others' arguments and crafting your own. The rhetorical choices that you make as a writer–from evidence to structure to tone–impact how your audience will receive your ideas. Using those tools effectively will help your voice be heard.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Amy Guptill
Anjali Pattanayak
Carol Burnell
Emily A Wierszewski
Jaime Wood
Kenneth Burke
Kristy Kelly
Laura Bolin Carol
Laura Giovanelli
Liz Delf
Mike Caulfield
Monique Babin
Nicole Rosevear
Quentin Vieregge
Rebecca Jones
Rob Drummond
Shane Abrams
Susan Pesznecker
Date Added:
10/04/2022
Deliberative Rhetoric: Arguing about Doing
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Christian Kock’s essays show the essential interconnectedness of practical reasoning, rhetoric and deliberative democracy. They constitute a unique contribution to argumentation theory that draws on – and criticizes – the work of philosophers, rhetoricians, political scientists and other argumentation theorists. It puts rhetoric in the service of modern democracies by drawing attention to the obligations of politicians to articulate arguments and objections that citizens can weigh against each other in their deliberations about possible courses of action.

Subject:
Philosophy
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Primary Source
Textbook
Author:
Christian Kock
Date Added:
11/17/2017
Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing
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Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing addresses the complexities of developing professional and technical writing programs. The essays in the collection offer reflections on efforts to bridge two cultures — what the editors characterize as the "art and science of writing" — often by addressing explicitly the tensions between them. Design Discourse offers insights into the high-stakes decisions made by program designers as they seek to "function at the intersection of the practical and the abstract, the human and the technical."

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Alex Reid
Anthony Di Renzo
David Franke
Date Added:
03/03/2010
Dozuki Tech Writing Handbook
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Learn how to create everything from work instructions to user manuals. We’ll help you avoid the most common pitfalls of tech writing, from poor planning to outdated publishing. This manual is written by the CEO and Lead Writer at IFixit, an openly-licensed repair manual. IFixit works with technical writing classes to add to IFixit content while allowing students to engage in real-life technical writing projects.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Julia Bluff
Kyle Wiens
Date Added:
10/22/2018
ENG 151 ZTC Course Material
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English 151 builds on English 111 to develop
students’ critical reading, analytical writing, and academic research skills. The course emphasizes close, critical reading of a variety of texts and analytical writing about these texts. Significant attention is given to the development of academic research methods and skills.

Subject:
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Sharifa Hampton
Rosanne Carlo
Date Added:
11/29/2018
ENGL101N College Composition Textbook
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In 2018, in response to the rising cost of textbooks, four NCC English instructors went on a mission to find high-quality, free, and openly licensed college composition materials. The result is this custom NCC ENGL101 textbook, which is a compilation of multiple relevant online texts. This book is provided at no cost to every NCC student who takes ENGL101.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Ann DeCiccio
Ann Healy
Elizabeth Fontanella
Jennifer Tripp
Date Added:
02/01/2021
ENGL 1302 Composition II Research and Analysis - Language and Communication
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This OER packet contains the course materials for ENGL 1302 Composition II Research and Analysis that introduce you to the ways in which the act of writing has the power to help you make connections between yourself and the world. Writing can help you establish your own experiences or ideas in relation to the experiences or ideas of others. In short, it can help you figure out what you think about things and help you to situate those thoughts in relation to the world and among the multitude of opinions and ideas that exist within it. That’s a powerful tool.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Prairie View A&M University
Author:
Ayodeji Daramola
Christanna Eshleman
Joy Patterson
Ymitri Mathison
Date Added:
10/05/2022
ENGLISH 087: Academic Advanced Writing
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This text is intended for students and instructors of Academic Advanced Writing for English Language Learners. Support for this Open Educational Resource was provided as a portion of a sabbatical project by Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, USA.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Howard Community College Pressbooks System
Author:
Nancy Hutchison
Date Added:
05/05/2021
E-Text Template
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This is a template for creating an accessible, mobile-friendly e-text using other openly licensed content. It can be customized and re-branded to work for any subject area at any institution. A working knowledge of HTML and CSS is required.

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Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
History
Law
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Science
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Schoolcraft College
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10/10/2019
EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers
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EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student writing to exemplify effective writing strategies, celebrating dedicated college writing students to encourage and instruct their successors: the students in your class. Through both creative and traditional activities, readers are encouraged to explore a variety of rhetorical situations to become more critical agents of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all facets of their lives. Straightforward and readable instruction sections introduce key vocabulary, concepts, and strategies. Three culminating assignments (Descriptive Personal Narrative; Text-Wrestling Analysis; Persuasive Research Essay) give students a chance to show their learning while also practicing rhetorical awareness techniques for future writing situations.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
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PDXOpen
Author:
Shane Abrams
Date Added:
07/11/2018
Energy Policy
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Energy policy sits at the crossroads of science and policy. And now, energy and climate policy are inextricably linked; the policies we choose have very real consequences for our climate. This intersection of science and policy is chaotic and bustles with activity motivated by various competing (and conflicting) interests and factors. We must understand the motivations driving them and bridge the divides between our reliance on fossil fuels and our need to transition to less carbon-intensive and renewable alternatives. While the science and math behind these problems is often fairly straightforward, the politics and behavioral changes are not. Come stand at this busy intersection with us as we navigate toward progressive climate policy alternatives at all scales of governance!

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Environmental Studies
Composition and Rhetoric
History
Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
10/07/2019
English 101 E-Text Writing for the Rhetorical Situation
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Introduction to academic writing and research focuses on preparing students for writing later in their college education and their post-graduation career path.

The skills learned in this course will help prepare the student for different types of situations where written and oral communication are essential.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Full Course
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OpenNow from Cengage
Date Added:
10/10/2018
English Composition 1
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This course is a comprehensive English Composition course, covering all of the essential content about the writing process, rhetorical styles, and writing successfully for college. Students learn about critical thinking, analysis, argumentation, reflection, and making sound rhetorical choices to write effective academic essays. Students also learn techniques for reading, interpreting, and utilizing a variety of sources in their writing. The course content covers key grammatical concepts, multimodal writing, collaboration, research skills, and proper documentation. The course design allows students a way to master concepts and skills in small bites, through engaging practice activities and frequent questioning with targeted feedback.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Full Course
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
12/29/2021
English Composition 1 Corequisite
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This course is a comprehensive English Composition Corequisite course, covering all of the essentials for writing successfully in college (in English Composition 1, https://courses.lumenlearning.com/englishcomp1/), with additional practice on key concepts. Students learn about critical thinking, reflection, reading, the writing process, analysis, argumentation, the research process, citation, and grammar.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
12/29/2021
English Composition I
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This course promotes clear and effective communication by sharpening critical thinking and writing skills. The first unit is designed to change the way in which students think about writing--as a conversation rather than a solitary act. The second unit focuses on academic writing and explores the PWR-Writing or Power-Writing Method (PWR Pre-Write, Write, Revise). The remaining units will focus on the minutiae of good writing practices, from style to citation methodology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Demonstrate mastery of principles of grammar, usage, mechanics, and sentence structure. Identify the thesis in another individual's essay. Develop a thesis statement, structure it in an introductory paragraph, and support it with the body of the essay. Organize ideas logically within an essay, deploying adequate transitional devices to ensure coherence, flow, and focus. Differentiate between rhetorical strategies and write with an awareness of rhetorical technique and audience. Differentiate between tones and write with an awareness of how tone affects the audience's experience. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking for reading and writing purposes. Quote, paraphrase, and document the work of others. Write sentences that vary in length and structure. (English 001)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
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Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
11/10/2011
English Composition I
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Media-rich textbook for an introductory English course. It covers the writing process, as well as descriptive, narrative, illustration, persuasion, and causal analysis essays.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
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Schoolcraft College
Date Added:
06/28/2019
English Composition I (ENGL 101)
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English 101 focuses on the analysis of basic human issues as presented in literature with an emphasis on analytic reading, writing and discussion, and on development of argumentative essays based on textual analysis, with attention to style, audience and documentation. By writing several analytical, thesis-driven essays which show engagement with and understanding of a variety of texts, students will practice the critical thinking, reading and writing skills which comprise an important component of college and university studies as well as clear, audience-appropriate communications in other professional settings.This class is comprised of a series of three units, each of which is centered around an essay assignment. For each unit, in addition to the essay itself, you‰ŰŞll be asked to respond to reading assignments and to complete exploratory writing assignments. You‰ŰŞll do a lot of reading and writing, and your instructor will ask you to respond to ideas from our texts, from specific assignments, and from each other. Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
English Composition II
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English Composition II offers comprehensive support for college research writing, from planning and research to drafting and revising. Eight core modules cover the complete research, writing, and editing process, while two optional modules, “Beyond the Research Paper” and “Working with Literature,” allow for greater flexibility in course design and coverage.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
01/03/2022
English Composition I & Writing Skills Seminar (ALP)
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This resource is used in an Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) for developmental writing students. At Middlesex Community College, ALP is a co-requisite model which allows students to take English Composition I (ENG 101) and a developmental writing course entitled Writing Skills Seminar (ENG 099) in the same semester. Previously, developmental writing students needed to take the semester-long Basic Writing before continuing on to ENG 101. The Basic Writing course is not longer offered since ALP gives developmental writing students the extra support while offering college credit in one semester.
This resource includes a syllabus for ENG 099 and one for ENG 101. It also includes a few assignments (long and short) used in the course.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
Middlesex Community College
Author:
Peter Maskaluk
Date Added:
04/26/2022
Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis
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The reason why Randall Fallows wrote Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis is simple; to help give students a better understanding of how to discover, develop, and revise an analytical essay. Here is how his 5 chapter book goes about doing just that:The first two chapters focus on the nature of an analysis and what’s involved in writing an analytical essay. First, Randall shows that analysis consists of a balance of assertions (statements which present their viewpoints or launch an exploration of their concerns), examples (specific passages/scenes/events which inspire these views), explanations (statements that reveal how the examples support the assertions), and significance (statements which reveal the importance of their study to personal and/or cultural issues).After showing why each feature should be present throughout an essay, he reveals how to ”set the stage“ for producing one of their own. He first helps students to evaluate their own views on a subject and to examine how these views emerge from their own experiences, values and judgments. He, then, shows them how to research what others have said about the subject and provides suggestions for evaluating and incorporating this research into their own perspectives.Finally, Randall discusses the nature of writing, not as a linear procedure, but as a recursive process where the discovery and clarification of a concept occur simultaneously.The remaining three chapters reveal more specific advice on how to develop an analytical essay.Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis by Randall Fallows is a great text to prepare any student to write analytical essays for the argument and persuasion courses.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Flat World Knowledge
Author:
Randall Fallows
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Expression and Inquiry
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Writing is a complicated and often mysterious process. Although we may think of it as little more than arranging letters and words on a page, a few moments’ reflection reveals that it is much more than that. On the one hand, writing is an art–we don’t say Shakespeare’s language is “correct” but rather that it is beautiful. On the other hand, writing is a science-we want the instructions that came with our Blu-Ray player to be accurate, precise, and easy to understand.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Chris Manning
Melissa Lucken
Sally Pierce
Date Added:
04/14/2020
Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction
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Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction, edited by Beth L. Hewett and Kevin Eric DePew, with associate editors Elif Guler and Robbin Zeff Warner, addresses the questions and decisions that administrators and instructors most need to consider when developing online writing programs and courses. Written by experts in the field (members of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Committee for Effective Practices in OWI and other experts and stakeholders), the contributors to this collection explain the foundations of the recently published (2013) A Position Statement of Principles and Examples Effective Practices for OWI and provide illustrative practical applications. To that end, in every chapter, the authors address issues of inclusive and accessible writing instruction (based upon physical and mental disability, linguistic ability, and socioeconomic challenges) in technology enhanced settings.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Beth Hewett
Kevin DePew
Date Added:
02/21/2015
Freshman Writer Second Edition Correct
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Textbook for Freshman English that teaches elements of style that Freshman can learn. Few books for Freshman English teach anything of style, though they display essays with style. This book fills that gap. The author uses a creative writing approach to encourage students to play with the language and master some basic stylistic technique. We're not challenging freshman writers enough, nor exposing them to the joy of language creation.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Author:
James Prothero
Sarah Prothero Monahan
Date Added:
02/20/2021
Freshman Writing Seminar course instructional materials
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Course instructional materials created for ENG0002 Freshman Writing Seminar: Differences, Tufts University, Spring 2021.

The course comes with a full semester of modules incorporating reading lists, assignments, quizzes and other class activities, and teaching PowerPoints. This course is designed for virtual teaching to be delivered via a mix of synchronous and asynchronous classes and is designed to eliminate the need for students to purchase any books.

The course can be accessed as an .imscc file that can be imported into Canvas as a whole course, or as a .zip file of individual files with an html index of the course structure.

Course description: Composition course with primary emphasis designed to provide a foundation on student's own writing. Choice of topics drawing on various materials including fiction, essays, films and other visual and aural texts in an interdisciplinary manner.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Nicola Solly
Date Added:
08/25/2021