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Read more about Supporting English Language Learners in First-Year College Composition

Supporting English Language Learners in First-Year College Composition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Bayraktar, George, and Schetchikova

Publisher: VIVA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Supporting ELLs in FYC is organized around five key essays, selected to coordinate with the essay styles commonly taught in first-year/first-semester composition courses.

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Read more about Processes: Writing Across Academic Careers

Processes: Writing Across Academic Careers

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Iverson and Ehrenfeld

Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Processes: Writing Across Academic Careers is an edited collection featuring writing from students, faculty, and staff at Farmingdale State College, a State University of New York (SUNY) campus on Long Island. Each contributor reflects on their own writing as well as writing in their fields/disciplines. Namely, they reflect on their writing processes, hence the name of the book.

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Read more about Symbiotic Posthumanist Ecologies in Western Literature, Philosophy and Art: Towards Theory and Practice Volume 11

Symbiotic Posthumanist Ecologies in Western Literature, Philosophy and Art: Towards Theory and Practice Volume 11

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Karpouzou and Zampaki

Publisher: Peter Lang

License: CC BY

Through the burgeoning fields of Posthumanities and Environmental Humanities, this edition examines the changing conception of human subjectivity, agency, and citizenship as shaped by the dynamic interplays between nature, technology, science, and culture. The proposed ‘symbiotic turn’, (the awareness of the multitude of interactions and mutual interdependencies among humans, non-humans and their environment) aspires to explore the complex recompositions of the “human” in the 21st century. By organizing and promoting interdisciplinary dialogue at multiple levels, both in theory and practice, Symbiotic Posthumanist Ecologies is suggested as a new narrative about the biosphere and technosphere, which is embodied literarily, philosophically, and artistically.

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Read more about Writing Rhetorically: Framing First Year Writing

Writing Rhetorically: Framing First Year Writing

Contributors: Fontenot, Rodrigue, and Waller

Publisher: LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network

License: CC BY

This course equips students with a strong understanding of how to use rhetorical modes that underpin much academic writing. The textbook covers modes related to creative writing, such as narration and illustration, while also covering analytically-focused modes such as comparison and cause and effect. Detailed assignment sheets are supplemented by helpful student worksheets for each major paper assignment. The book's final chapter includes grammar and style exercises.

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Read more about Rhetoric Matters: A Guide to Success in the First Year Writing Class

Rhetoric Matters: A Guide to Success in the First Year Writing Class

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Falik, La Rue, and Watts

Publisher: LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Rhetoric Matters: A Guide to Success in the First Year Writing Class offers students necessary concepts and practice to learn all the elements needed for successful first year writing and set the stage for future writing success in college.

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Read more about American Literatures After 1865

American Literatures After 1865

Contributors: Peterson, Berke, and Bleil

Publisher: University of Missouri - St. Louis

License: CC BY-SA

This book is an anthology of American Literatures After 1865, a reimagining of the open educational resource: Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature 1865 to Present.

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Read more about The Commons: Tools for Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric

The Commons: Tools for Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Parrot, Ashby, and Collins

Publisher: Eastern Kentucky University Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

An Open Textbook for English 101: Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric at Eastern Kentucky University

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Read more about Who Teaches Writing

Who Teaches Writing

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Branson, Brooks, Cadman, Cephus, Childers, Devore, Sicari, Hogg, and Horton

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

License: CC BY

Who Teaches Writing is an open teaching and learning resource being used in English Composition classes at Oklahoma State University. It was authored by contributors from Oklahoma State University and also includes invited chapters from faculty and staff at institutions both inside and outside of Oklahoma. Contributors include faculty from various departments, contingent faculty and staff, and graduate instructors. One purpose of the resource is to provide short, relatively jargon-free chapters geared toward undergraduate students taking First-Year Composition. Support for this project was provided in part by OpenOKState and Oklahoma State University Libraries.

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Read more about A Dam Good Argument - 1st Edition

A Dam Good Argument - 1st Edition

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Delf, Drummond, and Kelly

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY

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.

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Read more about Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy

Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Cullen and Dill

Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries

License: CC BY-NC-SA

"The present volume is timely not only because it models creative and effective strategies to advance both open education and information literacy, but especially because it poses critical questions and urges practitioners to go well beyond questions of access to and the use of information. It demands reflection on what is being accessed (and what is not), who is gaining access (and who is not), who is providing access (and who is not), and what the goal is of this access (and what lies beyond access)."—from the Foreword by Rajiv S. Jhangiani Information literacy skills are key when finding, using, adapting, and producing open educational resources (OER). Educators who wish to include OER for their students need to be able to find these resources and use them according to their permissions. When open pedagogical methods are employed, students need to be able to use information literacy skills as they compile, reuse, and create open resources. Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy captures current open education and information literacy theory and practice and provides inspiration for the future. Chapters include practical applications, theoretical musings, literature reviews, and case studies and discuss social justice issues, collaboration, open pedagogy, training, and advocacy. The book is divided into six parts:

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