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Read more about Library 160: Introduction to College-Level Research

Library 160: Introduction to College-Level Research

Publisher: Iowa State University

You will learn how scholarly information is produced, organized, and accessed; how to construct and use effective search strategies in a variety of web tools and scholarly databases; how to choose finding tools appropriate to the type of information you need; critical thinking skills in the evaluation of resources; and best practices in the ethical use of information.

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Read more about Graduate research methods in social work

Graduate research methods in social work

Contributors: DeCarlo, Cummings, and Agnelli

Publisher: Open Social Work Education

We designed our book to help graduate social work students through every step of the research process, from conceptualization to dissemination. Our textbook centers cultural humility, information literacy, pragmatism, and an equal emphasis on quantitative and qualitative methods. It includes extensive content on literature reviews, cultural bias and respectfulness, and qualitative methods, in contrast to traditionally used commercial textbooks in social work research.

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Read more about Howdy or Hello?: Technical and Business  Communications - Revised Pilot Edition

Howdy or Hello?: Technical and Business Communications - Revised Pilot Edition

Contributors: McKinney, Pattison, and LeMire

Publisher: Texas A&M University

Technical writing courses introduce you to some of the most important aspects of writing in the worlds of science, technology, and business—in other words, the kind of writing that scientists, nurses, doctors, computer specialists, government officials, engineers, and other professionals do as a part of their regular work. The skills learned in technical writing courses can be useful in other fields as well, including education and social sciences.

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Read more about Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner

Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner

Contributors: Caisee, Rueda, and Emens-Hesslink

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Welcome to Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner. This English grammar textbook was designed for a class of Clackamas Community College (CCC) ESOL students who need only a review of the BE verb and are ready to learn the simple present and present progressive tenses. This textbook has four chapters. Each chapter covers a grammatical point/component/element. Chapter 1 is a review of the BE verb. The BE is special and has its own rules (different from other verbs). Chapter 2 is the Present Progressive tense. This is the tense we use when we are talking about things happening now or near now. Chapter 3 is the Simple Present Tense. We use the Simple Present Tense to talk about facts, routines, and habitual activities. Chapter 4 is a comparison of chapter 3 and 4.

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Read more about Technical Writing for Technicians

Technical Writing for Technicians

Contributor: Fleming

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Technical Writing for CTE is an open source e-textbook designed specifically for use in LBCC’s WD4 (Technical Writing for Welders) and all versions of IN4 (Technical Writing for CTE).

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Read more about Integrated and Open Interpreter Education

Integrated and Open Interpreter Education

Contributors: Maroney, Smith, and Hewlett

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

This Open Educational Resource (OER) on interpreting offers authors and readers free and open access to current, relevant, easy-to-access, and free materials. The editors have created a space where emerging scholars in the field of signed language interpreting make contributions with the ability to revise as the interpreting studies discipline and the scholars, themselves, develop and change. This OER provides faculty and students readings and practical application experiences that connect program specific coursework and concepts across the interpreter education curriculum emphasizing the holistic nature of the field of interpreting.

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Read more about Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals

Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals

Contributors: Atkinson and Corbitt

Publisher: TRAILS

Welcome to Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals, an open textbook designed for use in co-requisite course pairings of developmental writing and introductory technical writing, or indeed in other lower-division college writing courses that focus on building study skills alongside effective workplace and academic writing skills. It offers a no-cost alternative to commercial products, combining practical guidance with interactive exercises and thoughtfully designed writing opportunities.

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Read more about Academic Success

Academic Success

Contributors: Bartlett, Cawthray, and Clark

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

Academic Success is designed to help students on their university journey. It is divided into four parts, each reflecting different aspects of a student’s tertiary experience. Part A: Successful Beginnings addresses what it is like to be a new student at an Australian university. Part B: Successful Foundations introduces basic skills in English language, techniques for accessing and working with information, and understanding academic integrity. Part C: Successful Study Skills presents the everyday, core skills that successful students use while at university. Lastly, Part D: Successful Assessment meets head-on the challenges of tertiary assessments. This open book ultimately aids students across all disciplines in achieving academic success at university.

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Read more about Self-directed multimodal learning in higher education

Self-directed multimodal learning in higher education

Contributor: Olivier

Publisher: AOSIS Publishing

This book aims to provide an overview of theoretical and practical considerations in terms of self-directed multimodal learning within the university context. Multimodal learning is approached in terms of the levels of multimodality and specifically blended learning and the mixing of modes of delivery (contact and distance education). As such, this publication will provide a unique snapshot of multimodal practices within higher education through a self-directed learning epistemological lens. The book covers issues such as what self-directed multimodal learning entails, mapping of specific publications regarding blended learning, blended learning in mathematics, geography, natural science and computer literacy, comparative experiences in distance education as well as situated and culturally appropriate learning in multimodal contexts.

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Read more about Business Writing Style Guide

Business Writing Style Guide

Contributors: Morris and Zwart

Publisher: Oregon State University

It is the goal of this book to help students do the following:

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