City College of San Francisco

This is CCSF's growing OER group! I (CCSF OER liaison Maggie Frankel) will be developing it more robustly during Fall 2019. Stay tuned!
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Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

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Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text. It is well suited to composition courses or first-year seminars and valuable as a supplemental or recommended text in other writing-intensive classes. It provides a friendly, down-to-earth introduction to professors’ goals and expectations, demystifying the norms of the academy and how they shape college writing assignments. Each of the nine chapters can be read separately, and each includes suggested exercises to bring the main messages to life.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Amy Guptill

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.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Authors: Sarah Wangler, Tina Ulrich

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

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This is an introductory textbook in logic and critical thinking. The goal of the textbook is to provide the reader with a set of tools and skills that will enable them to identify and evaluate arguments. The book is intended for an introductory course that covers both formal and informal logic. As such, it is not a formal logic textbook, but is closer to what one would find marketed as a critical thinking textbook. Downloadable as a pdf file.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Matthew J. Van Cleave

Writing Commons

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Writing Commons aspires to be a community for writers, a creative learning space for students in courses that require college-level writing, a creative, interactive space for teachers to share resources and pedagogy. Our primary goal is to provide the resources and community students need to improve their writing, particularly students enrolled in courses that require college-level writing. As mentioned in 'About Us', we believe learning materials should be free for all students and teachers‰ part of the cultural commons. Hence, we provide free access to an award-winning, college textbook that was published by a major publisher and awarded the Distinguished Book Award by Computers and Composition: an International Journal.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Grammar Slides for English Learners

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Presentation slides intended for use in an intermediate academic English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Each set of slides includes the following: 1. An introduction to the grammar point using inductive reasoning, intended for use in the classroom to complement instructor presentation. Explanations of meaning and form for each grammar point. 2. Example sentences based around a theme. The themes are listed in the title of each slide set. 3. Reference charts and lists for the grammar point. 4. Links to websites and related videos. These websites and videos have been curated for accuracy and are comprehensive. 5. Meaningful practice activities that integrate the grammar instruction with other language skills. 6. Lesson plans for a project based on the grammar presentation slides, suitable for Project Based Learning approach.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Sara Ferguson

Podcasts and Podcasting for ESL Students

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This site allows teachers to find supplemental listening materials for academic themes. Here you will find links to podcast episodes and corresponding worksheets. Approximate CEFR Levels have been included for each podcast episode and its corresponding tasks. Teachers are welcome to download worksheets and use them as is or adapt them for specific class needs or objectives.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment

Author: Sara Schroeder