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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

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    Contributors: Hall and Wallace

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    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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    Read more about Keys to Understanding the Middle East

    Keys to Understanding the Middle East

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    Contributors: Payind and McClimans

    Publisher: The Ohio State University Pressbooks

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book is intended for readers who have never studied the Middle East, or experts who may wish to fill gaps in their knowledge of the region from other disciplines. Whether for establishing or deepening one's knowledge of the region, these fundamentals are important to know. The languages, cultural, religious and sectarian communities of the region, and selected turning points and influential people in history are starting points for gaining an understanding of the diverse contexts of the region. It isbased on introductoryand graduatecourseson thecontemporaryMiddle East, which the Center's director, Dr. Alam Payind, has been teaching for the past 30 years. The book's co-author,Melinda McClimans,hastaught these and other courses with him, as well as her own,for the past 15years. The material isintendedengage with diverse – even conflicting – culturaland historicalperspectives,andways of perceivingboth Middle Easternandworld historyfrom perspectives within the region. It is not intended to reinforce a monolithic or matter-of-fact perception of the region.For this and many other reasons, images are an important aspect of the knowledge presented. Each chapter starts with links to its image galleries, along with other visual aids and key elements.

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    Read more about Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

    Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

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    Contributor: Manes

    Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book will help you to understand elementary mathematics more deeply, gain facility with creating and using mathematical notation, develop a habit of looking for reasons and creating mathematical explanations, and become more comfortable exploring unfamiliar mathematical situations.

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    Read more about Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

    Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

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    Contributor: Evory

    Publisher: Open SUNY

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Informed by a writing philosophy that values both spontaneity and discipline, Michelle Bonczek Evory's Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations offers practical advice and strategies for developing a writing process that is centered on play and supported by an understanding of America's rich literary traditions. With consideration to the psychology of invention, Bonczek Evory provides students with exercises aimed to make writing in its early stages a form of play that gives way to more enriching insights through revision, embracing the writing of poetry as both a love of language and a tool that enables us to explore ourselves and better understand the world. The volume includes resources for students seeking to publish and build a writing-centered lifestyle or career. Poets featured range in age, subject, and style, and many are connected to colleges in the State University of New York system. Naming the Unnameable promotes an understanding of poetry as a living art of which students are a part, and provides ways for students to involve themselves in the growing contemporary poetry community that thrives in America today.

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    Read more about Six Ways of Being Religious

    Six Ways of Being Religious

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    Contributor: Cannon

    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

    License: CC BY-NC

    The book proposes the hypothesis that six generic ways of being religious may be found in any large-scale religious tradition such as Christianity or Buddhism or Islam or Hinduism: sacred rite, right action, devotion, shamanic mediation, mystical quest, and reasoned inquiry. These are recurrent ways in which, socially and individually, devout members of these traditions take up and appropriate their stories and symbols in order to draw near to, and come into right relationship with, what the traditions attest to be the ultimate reality.

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    Read more about Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders

    Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders

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    Contributor: Ackerman

    Publisher: Gary Ackerman

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Dr. Gary Ackerman, an educational technology specialist with decades of experience in K-12, community college, and faculty development has released Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders. This is his second book, and it is available under a Creative Commons license.

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    International Relations Theory

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    Contributors: McGlinchey, Walters, and Scheinpflug

    Publisher: E-International Relations

    License: CC BY-NC

    This book is designed as a foundational entry point to International Relations theory – structured to condense the most important information into the smallest space and present that information in an accessible manner. The first half of the book covers the theories that are most commonly taught in undergraduate programmes. The book then expands to present emerging approaches and offer wider perspectives. Each chapter sets out the basics of a theory whilst also applying it to a real-world event or issue, creating a lively, readable and relevant guide that will help students to see not only what theories are – but why they matter.

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    Read more about Transition with Purpose: Pathways from English Language to Academic Study

    Transition with Purpose: Pathways from English Language to Academic Study

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    Contributors: Miller and Greenhoe

    Publisher: Portland State University Library

    License: CC BY-NC

    This Open Access Textbook will guide students through their English language to academic degree studies.

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    Read more about Boundless Economics

    Boundless Economics

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    Publisher: Lumen Learning

    License: CC BY-SA

    This catalog contains educational content originally curated by Boundless. In collaboration with the Boundless team, Lumen Learning imported these OER courses to the Lumen Platform, to ensure they remain freely available to the education community after Boundless ceased operations. Lumen maintains the Boundless content in the same condition it was provided to us. Courses may contain issues with formatting, accessibility, and the degree to which content remains current, accurate, and complete.

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    Read more about BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English Course Pack 6

    BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English Course Pack 6

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    Contributor: Ivits

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY

    This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 6 (roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 1,000 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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