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Read more about English Composition: Connect, Collaborate, Communicate

English Composition: Connect, Collaborate, Communicate

Ann Inoshita

Karyl Garland

Kate Sims

Jeanne K. Tsutsui

Tasha Williams

This OER textbook has been designed for students to learn the foundational concepts for English 100 (first-year college composition). The content aligns to learning outcomes across all campuses in the University of Hawai'i system. It was designed, written, and edited during a three day book sprint in May, 2019.

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Read more about Interpreting Love Narratives in East Asian Literature and Film

Interpreting Love Narratives in East Asian Literature and Film

John Wallace, UC Berkeley

This book explores the role of traditional East Asian worldviews, ethical values, and common practices in the shaping of East Asian narratives in literature and film. It offers a specific method for this analysis. The interpretive goal is to arrive at interpretations that more accurately engage cultural information so that narratives are understood more closely in terms of their native cultural rather than that of the reader/interpreter. Current neuroscience related to processes of perception and the attribution of meaning form the basis for the theory of interpretation offered in the first half of the volume.

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Read more about Let's Get Writing!

Let's Get Writing!

Elizabeth Browning

Kirsten DeVries

Kathy Boylan

Jenifer Kurtz

Katelyn Burton

This introduction is designed to exemplify how writers think about and produce text. The guiding features are the following:

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Read more about Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution

Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution

Wendy Kurant, University of North Georgia

The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution. Featuring sixty-nine authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and has helped shaped its culture.

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Read more about British Literature I Anthology: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century

British Literature I Anthology: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century

Bonnie J. Robinson

Laura J. Getty



The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you British Literature I: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century. Featuring over 50 authors and full texts of their works, this anthology follows the shift of monarchic to parliamentarian rule in Britain, and the heroic epic to the more egalitarian novel as genre.



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Read more about Writing and Literature: Composition as Inquiry, Learning, Thinking, and Communication

Writing and Literature: Composition as Inquiry, Learning, Thinking, and Communication

Tanya Long Bennet

In the age of Buzzfeeds, hashtags, and Tweets, students are increasingly favoring conversational writing and regarding academic writing as less pertinent in their personal lives, education, and future careers. Writing and Literature: Composition as Inquiry, Learning, Thinking and Communication connects students with works and exercises and promotes student learning that is kairotic and constructive. Dr. Tanya Long Bennett, professor of English at the University of North Georgia, poses questions that encourage active rather than passive learning. Furthering ideas presented in Contribute a Verse: A Guide to First-Year Composition as a complimentary companion, Writing and Literature builds a new conversation covering various genres of literature and writing. Students learn the various writing styles appropriate for analyzing, addressing, and critiquing these genres including poetry, novels, dramas, and research writing. The text and its pairing of helpful visual aids throughout emphasizes the importance of critical reading and analysis in producing a successful composition. Writing and Literature is a refreshing textbook that links learning, literature, and life.

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Read more about British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond

British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Bonnie J. Robinson

The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond.

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Read more about EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers

EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers

Shane Abrams, Portland State University


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.

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Read more about You, Writing! A Guide to College Composition

You, Writing! A Guide to College Composition

Alexandra Glynn, North Hennepin Community College

Kelli Hallsten-Erickson, Lake Superior College

Amy Jo Swing, Lake Superior College


This text is meant to be used in any first year College Composition class or as a general guide to college writing. The book focuses on writing as a process, not a product. The goal is to help students discover their own writing process, tryin g out different methods and strategies to find what works best for them

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Read more about College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success

College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success

Barbara Hall

Elizabeth Wallace


College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing etext for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.

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