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    Oregon Writes Open Writing Text

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    Jenn Kepka

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    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Jane Brockman, Writing Instructor, Rogue Community College on 6/19/22

    This book covers a wide array of topics pertaining to college writing. Content areas include: analyzing and understanding the professor's assignment, undertaking the writing process, conducting research, distinguishing between rhetorical modes,... read more

    Reviewed by Mary Bryant, Instructor, Highland Community College on 10/5/21

    Thorough yet without filler. Contains content for a full year of comp as well as developmental courses. Addresses writing basics, research, and standard rhetorical modes. Exercises and examples in multiple formats are provided. Essays about... read more

    Reviewed by Stephen Rust, Senior Instructor of Composition, University of Oregon on 7/3/20

    As editor/curator Jenn Kepka modestly explains in the Introduction to Oregon Writes, this textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to college writing thanks to a collaborative effort led by Kepka that included writing instructors,... read more

    Reviewed by Karen Hoffman, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Raritan Valley Community College on 3/13/20

    The textbook appropriately covered all the areas for a first-year English composition course. Each section heading was able to be expanded to display the sub-topics covered in each section and the sub-topics were clearly defined. read more

    Reviewed by Safia Diarra, ELL Instructor, Earlham College on 5/15/19

    While this text discusses summarizing in different sections, its very brief. I wish the text covered more about summaries. The thesis section is very well done as well as the research section. I also really like the source evaluation checklist. read more

    Reviewed by Relinda Ruth, Director of Educational Resources, OER Specialist, Adjunct English Instructor, University of Arkansas Cossatot on 4/21/19

    The text thoroughly covers the topics of writing and can be used effectively for college composition. The table of contents is clear and a list of sources is provided. While an index is not included, the table of contents is clear enough to... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Introduction
    • Part 1: Situation and Analysis
    • Part 2: The Writing Process
    • Part 3: Research
    • Part 4: Rhetorical Modes
    • Part 5: Critical Reading

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    • Open Oregon Educational Resources
    • About the Book

      This textbook guides students through rhetorical and assignment analysis, the writing process, researching, citing, rhetorical modes, and critical reading. Using accessible but rigorous readings by professionals throughout the college composition field, the Oregon Writes Writing Textbook aligns directly to the statewide writing outcomes for English Composition courses in Oregon.

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