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Read more about Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach

Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach

Contributors: Perez, Behseta, and Rae

Publisher: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

This book has been created to provide a framework for building your skills in writing and critical thinking. It provides access to published samples from professional authors along with essay drafts from ESL students who have polished their skills in their respective writing courses.

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Read more about Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences

Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences

Contributor: O'Grady

Publisher: Austin Community College

This 125-page course textbook, entitled Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences, was created by Jack O'Grady, M.S., professor at Austin Community College. This textbook accompanies the course BITC 1340: Quality Assurance for the Biosciences.

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Read more about Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice - 2nd Edition

Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice - 2nd Edition

Contributor: Murphy

Publisher: Open SUNY

Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice provides a pivotal learning experience for students transitioning from an associate degree education to a baccalaureate degree. Content includes a broad overview of the nursing profession, the role of accrediting and professional organizations with a strong focus on the American Nurses Association’s foundational documents. The competencies of the Standards of Professional Practice and the Code of Ethics are weaved throughout the text.

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Read more about Open-Source Property: A Free Casebook

Open-Source Property: A Free Casebook

Contributors: Clowney, Grimmelmann, and Grynberg

Publisher: Open Source Property

Open Source Property: A Free Casebook is a free resource for instructors and students of the first-year Property Law course at American law schools, and anyone else with an interest in the subject.

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Read more about Relativity Lite: A Pictorial Translation of Einstein’s Theories of Motion and Gravity

Relativity Lite: A Pictorial Translation of Einstein’s Theories of Motion and Gravity

Contributor: Straton

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Relativity Lite is designed for courses like my 100-student General Astronomy sequence. Relativity Lite translates the mathematical equations conventional relativity texts rely upon into pictures that are readily understood and contain within them the mathematical essentials. This new book would provide the comprehensive coverage needed to understand, in sufficient depth, these three linked areas of our reality.

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Read more about Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

Contributor: Paris

Publisher: College of the Canyons

Early childhood is a critical time in development. Many outcomes, both positive and negative, have their beginnings in these years. It is vital that children’s health and safety be protected. High-quality early care and education programs can play a valuable role in improving outcomes

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Read more about Think Raku: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - 2nd edition

Think Raku: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - 2nd edition

Contributors: Rosenfeld and Downey

Publisher: Green Tea Press

Think Raku is an introduction to computer science and programming intended for people with little or no experience.

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Read more about Blueprints: Creating, Describing, and Implementing Designs for Larger-Scale Software Projects - version 2.2

Blueprints: Creating, Describing, and Implementing Designs for Larger-Scale Software Projects - version 2.2

Contributor: Davies

Publisher: University of Mary Washington

Blueprints is a concise yet comprehensive coverage of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design concepts, suitable for a second programming course in Computer Science. It introduces and teaches application development in a command-line environment, and assumes basic expertise with the Java programming language.

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Read more about Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships

Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships

Contributors: Wrench, Punyanunt-Carter, and Thweatt

Publisher: Open SUNY

Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships helps readers examine their own one-on-one communicative interactions using a mindfulness lens. The writing team of Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, and Katherine Thweatt incorporates the latest communication theory and research to help students navigate everyday interpersonal interactions. The 14 chapters in this book cover topics typically taught in an undergraduate interpersonal communication course: family interactions, interpersonal dynamics, language, listening, nonverbal communication, and romantic relationships, as well as exploring emerging areas such as self-compassion, body positivity, friendships, and “the dark side”. The writing takes on a purposefully informal tone to engage readers. Each chapter is broken into different sections that have unique instructional outcomes, key takeaways, and exercises, and concludes with real-world case studies and sample quiz questions. Also included is an extensive glossary with over 350 definitions.

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Read more about Doing Research

Doing Research

Contributor: Brinkerhoff

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

A modules-based approach to learning research skills that emphasizes the reflective nature of information discovery, the contextual basis for evaluating that information, and a recognition that information has value.

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