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ENGL 1020: English Composition II: An Integrated Media Approach
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ENGL 1020: English Composition II: An Integrated Media Approach. Continuation and further development of material and strategies introduced in English Composition I. Primary emphasis on composition, including research strategies, argumentative writing, evaluation, and analysis. The course utilizes a scaffolding approach as well as cross-curricular resources and assignments to focus the course around a central theme: Analysis of Film Genres. All resources are OER, including the integration of textbooks: Waymaker: Introduction to College Composition by Lumen and Exploring Movie Construction and Production by John Reich.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature and Composition
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Effective Technical Writing in the Information Age
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For students and others who read it, this style manual quickly becomes a favorite resource. Whether planning a paper, running a grammar check, completing a report, composing an email, puzzling over a usage or grammar issue, or writing a resume or online portfolio, you are bound to find the material and examples you need in Style for Students Online. Drawing from his breadth of experience as a tutor, teacher, editor, and creative writer, Joe Schall provides technical writing advice that spans from the conceptual to the niggling. Thoughtful, practical, up-to-date, and rich in pith, Style for Students Online should be bookmarked as one of your oft-visited websites.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Improving Your Style
Chapter 2. Punctuation, Mechanics, Capitalization, and Spelling
Chapter 3. Commonly Misused Terms and Phrases
Chapter 4. Equations, Figures, and Tables
Chapter 5. Using Sources
Chapter 6. Writing Documents for Classes
Chapter 7. Presenting Yourself in Person and Online
Chapter 8. Resumes
Chapter 9. Professional Letters
Chapter 10. Journal Articles about Writing
Postscript

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Joe Schall
Date Added:
03/26/2020
English Composition
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This course will focus on essay writing, including such issues as development using specific support, coherence (making sure everything supports a thesis) organizational skills and correct grammatical form. It is an overview of the writing process – how you get from an idea to a complete, thorough essay. It will also include a detailed look at researched writing: how to find sources, cite sources and incorporate sources into text.

Table of Contents:
I. Course Information Documents
II. Communicating and Submitting Course Work
III. 1. Getting Started
IV. 2. Writing the Essay
V. 3. Narrative Writing
VI. 4. Process Writing
VII. 5. Compare/Contrast
VIII. 6. Classification
IX. 7. Argument/Research
X. 8. Review of In-Class Writing

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
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Author:
Clinton Community College
Lumen Learning
Jeff Meyers
Date Added:
04/12/2021
English Composition
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Welcome to English 101! This text is designed to reinforce reading, writing, and thinking skills that you already have been practicing as well as to introduce you to new strategies, giving you opportunities to reinforce and strengthen your skills.

Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE
College Writing
Becoming a College Student
What’s College For?
Find Your Passion

CHAPTER 2: LEARNING TO LEARN
Introduction to Success Skills
World View and Self-Efficacy
Choose Your Attitude
College Success Basics
Habits for Success
Time Management
Avoiding Procrastination

CHAPTER 3: READING WELL
Reading Comprehension Definition
Working with Texts
Writing about Texts
Writing a Formal Summary
Analyzing a Text

CHAPTER 4: UNDERSTANDING RHETORIC AND ARGUMENT
Understanding Rhetorical Analysis
Rhetorical Concepts and Vocabulary
Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World
Audience and Purpose

CHAPTER 5: THE WRITING PROCESS
Understanding the Assignment
Getting Started
Outlining
Refining the Thesis and Organizing the Essay
Constructing the Thesis and Argument—From the Ground Up
Drafting
Getting Feedback
Revising
Reverse Outlining
Editing
Proofreading

CHAPTER 6: EFFECTIVE PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS
Tone, Voice, and Point of View
Paragraphs
Transitions
Organization and Development
Introductions and Conclusions
Countering Opposing Arguments

CHAPTER 7: RESEARCH STRATEGIES
The Research Process
Information Literacy
Types of Sources
Research Strategies
Summary vs. Paraphrase
Paraphrasing
Avoiding Plagiarism
Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It

CHAPTER 8: USING MLA STYLE
Document Formatting in MLA Style
In-Text Citations
Citing Sources in Your Paper
The Works Cited Page

CHAPTER 9: SENTENCE SKILLS
Sentence Variety and Complexity
Coordination and Subordination
Strategies for English Language Learners

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Alex Gavilan
Alexa Johnson
Byron Campbell
College of the Canyons
Jennifer Brezina
Date Added:
02/04/2021
English Composition: Connect, Collaborate, Communicate
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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.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. College Success Skills
Chapter 2. The Writing Process
Chapter 3. Essay Structure
Chapter 4. Types of Essays
Chapter 5. Research Skills

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Ann Inoshita
Jeanne K. Tsutsui
Karyl Garland
Kate Sims
Tasha Williams
Date Added:
06/11/2020
English Composition I
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Table of Contents:
I. Faculty Resources
II. Module 1: The Words We Use, The Worlds We Describe
III. Module 2: The Words We Are, The Stories We Tell
IV. Module 3: The Ways We Explain, The Examples We Choose
V. Module 5: The Words We Wield to Work for Peace – Argumentation Part I
VI. Module 6: Citation—How We Establish Credibility for the Evidence We Provide - Argumentation Part II
VII. Module 7: Compare and Contrast- How We Discuss Multiple Subjects at Once

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Lumen Learning
Florida State College At Jacksonville
Date Added:
04/12/2021
English Composition I
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This course promotes clear and effective communication by sharpening critical thinking and writing skills. The first unit is designed to change the way in which students think about writing--as a conversation rather than a solitary act. The second unit focuses on academic writing and explores the PWR-Writing or Power-Writing Method (PWR Pre-Write, Write, Revise). The remaining units will focus on the minutiae of good writing practices, from style to citation methodology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Demonstrate mastery of principles of grammar, usage, mechanics, and sentence structure. Identify the thesis in another individual's essay. Develop a thesis statement, structure it in an introductory paragraph, and support it with the body of the essay. Organize ideas logically within an essay, deploying adequate transitional devices to ensure coherence, flow, and focus. Differentiate between rhetorical strategies and write with an awareness of rhetorical technique and audience. Differentiate between tones and write with an awareness of how tone affects the audience's experience. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking for reading and writing purposes. Quote, paraphrase, and document the work of others. Write sentences that vary in length and structure. (English 001)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature and Composition
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
English Composition I (ENGL 101)
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English 101 focuses on the analysis of basic human issues as presented in literature with an emphasis on analytic reading, writing and discussion, and on development of argumentative essays based on textual analysis, with attention to style, audience and documentation. By writing several analytical, thesis-driven essays which show engagement with and understanding of a variety of texts, students will practice the critical thinking, reading and writing skills which comprise an important component of college and university studies as well as clear, audience-appropriate communications in other professional settings.This class is comprised of a series of three units, each of which is centered around an essay assignment. For each unit, in addition to the essay itself, you‰ŰŞll be asked to respond to reading assignments and to complete exploratory writing assignments. You‰ŰŞll do a lot of reading and writing, and your instructor will ask you to respond to ideas from our texts, from specific assignments, and from each other. Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
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Full Course
Homework/Assignment
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Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner
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Welcome to Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner. This English grammar textbook was designed for a class of Clackamas Community College (CCC) ESOL students who need only a review of the BE verb and are ready to learn the simple present and present progressive tenses. This textbook has four chapters. Each chapter covers a grammatical point/component/element. Chapter 1 is a review of the BE verb. The BE is special and has its own rules (different from other verbs). Chapter 2 is the Present Progressive tense. This is the tense we use when we are talking about things happening now or near now. Chapter 3 is the Simple Present Tense. We use the Simple Present Tense to talk about facts, routines, and habitual activities. Chapter 4 is a comparison of chapter 3 and 4.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: BE Verb in the Simple Present
Chapter 2: Present Progressive
Chapter 3: Simple Present
Chapter 4: Simple Present & Present Progressive

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jennifer Rueda
Kristee Emens-Hesslink
Susan Caisse
Date Added:
05/05/2021
Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis
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The reason why Randall Fallows wrote Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis is simple: to help give students a better understanding of how to discover, develop, and revise an analytical essay. Here is how his 5 chapter book goes about doing just that:

The first two chapters focus on the nature of an analysis and what's involved in writing an analytical essay.

Randall shows that analysis consists of a balance of assertions (statements which present their viewpoints or launch an exploration of their concerns), examples (specific passages/scenes/events which inspire these views), explanations (statements that reveal how the examples support the assertions), and significance (statements which reveal the importance of their study to personal and/or cultural issues).
After showing why each feature should be present throughout an essay, he reveals how to "set the stage" for producing one of their own.

He first helps students to evaluate their own views on a subject and to examine how these views emerge from their own experiences, values and judgments.
He, then, shows them how to research what others have said about the subject and provides suggestions for evaluating and incorporating this research into their own perspectives.
Finally, Randall discusses the nature of writing, not as a linear procedure, but as a recursive process where the discovery and clarification of a concept occur simultaneously.

The remaining three chapters reveal more specific advice on how to develop an analytical essay.

Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis by Randall Fallows is a great text to prepare any student to write analytical essays for the argument and persuasion courses.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Analysis for Multiple Perspectives
Chapter 2: Setting the Stage for Writing
Chapter 3: Developing Assertions: From a Close Reading of Examples
Chapter 4: Explanations and Significance: Developing Your Analysis
Chapter 5: The Analytical Essay: Expressing Your Points of View

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Randall Fallows
Date Added:
06/11/2020
Expository Writing for Bilingual Students, Fall 2002
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Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of rhetoric. Focuses on development of a topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, and sentence structure to achieve purpose. Develops idiomatic prose style. Gives attention to grammar and vocabulary usage. Special focus on strengthening skills of bilingual students. Successful completion satisfies Phase I of the Writing Requirement. The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with.

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Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Education
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Expression and Inquiry
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Users of Expressions and Inquiry will note that it has three major sections—Section One which primarily focuses on the nuts and bolts of writing, otherwise known as Rhetoric and Composition, important to get writers started with the process of writing and also considering what their point or claim is. This section shares ideas about expressing ideas and is primarily derived from the Wiki Book on Rhetoric and Composition. Section Two continues to discuss academic writing including research and other inquiry methods as well as analysis and blends more of the previously cited Wiki Book and Shane Abram’s EmpoWord: A Student Centered Anthology and Handbook for College Writers. It also includes some examples from students at Lansing Community College and more discussion about thinking deeply about writing and techniques. Finally, Section Three Narrative and Description, is primarily based on Shane Abram’s EmpoWord. We circled back to the techniques of description and narration because we believe these techniques are needed to engage readers and develop voice in all writing. We hope all of this will help students in the Composition courses we teach and beyond.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Chris Manning
Melissa Lucken
Sally Pierce
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction
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Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction, edited by Beth L. Hewett and Kevin Eric DePew, with associate editors Elif Guler and Robbin Zeff Warner, addresses the questions and decisions that administrators and instructors most need to consider when developing online writing programs and courses. Written by experts in the field (members of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Committee for Effective Practices in OWI and other experts and stakeholders), the contributors to this collection explain the foundations of the recently published (2013) A Position Statement of Principles and Examples Effective Practices for OWI and provide illustrative practical applications. To that end, in every chapter, the authors address issues of inclusive and accessible writing instruction (based upon physical and mental disability, linguistic ability, and socioeconomic challenges) in technology enhanced settings.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/foundational-practices-of-online-writing-instruction

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Beth Hewett
Kevin DePew
Date Added:
02/21/2015
Frameworks for Academic Writing
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f you are not familiar with Frameworks for Academic Writing, it is quite different from any other textbook or writing system. First, it is designed for a wide range of writing abilities, from beginning to expert academic writers. ESL, ADL, LD, ADHD, and other writers who are simply unfamiliar with academic writing patterns benefit from sentence-by-sentence templates, prompts, tutorials, and examples. More confident writers may simply use the checklists provided. We have successfully applied the system to all academic writers, from 3rd-graders to dissertation writers.

Secondly, the book is designed for a wide range of teaching abilities. It is particularly useful for a beginning writing teacher, though it simplifies the writing process for anyone who wants to implement writing into a curriculum in a controlled and methodical way. Many teachers of other disciplines and curricula find it useful as well.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Persuasive Writing
Business and Professional Writing
Critical Analysis
Personal Writing

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Stephen V. Poulter
Date Added:
10/02/2020
The Gordon State College Writing Handbook
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Members of the Gordon faculty have collaborated on the authorship of this guide, and it is targeted directly at Gordon students to help them with their writing across the GSC curriculum. This guide provides at least three distinct advantages over other guides: it is specifically targeted to Gordon State students, it covers writing across the whole curriculum, not just English; and it is free.

Many approaches to crafting this guide were entertained, but the authors decided that what students really want from a composition guide are practical examples of writing that they might actually encounter in their classroom experiences at Gordon. Many guides try to do this, but this guide uses real Gordon professors and real Gordon class assignments as a starting point. This results in what we feel is a substantial improvement over other available writing guides.

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Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Author:
Wesley Venus
Mark King
Date Added:
01/27/2021
Grammar Guide
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Grammar guide for English 101. This course builds critical reading and expository writing skills through the analysis and evaluation of college-level texts and the composition of well-organized, full-length essays containing properly documented evidence.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Adam Kaiserman
Date Added:
04/30/2020
How Arguments Work - A Guide to Writing and Analyzing Texts in College
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How Arguments Work takes students through the techniques they will need to respond to readings and make sophisticated arguments in any college class. This is a practical guide to argumentation with strategies and templates for the kinds of assignments students will commonly encounter. It covers rhetorical concepts in everyday language and explores how arguments can build trust and move readers.

Table of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Reading to Figure out the Argument
3: Writing a Summary of Another Writer’s Argument
4: Assessing the Strength of an Argument (Logos)
5: Responding to an Argument
6: The Research Process
7: Forming a Research-Based Argument
8: How Arguments Appeal to Emotion (Pathos)
9: How Arguments Establish Trust and Connection (Ethos)
10: Writing an Analysis of an Argument’s Strategies
11: The Writing Process
12: Essay Organization
13: Correcting Grammar and Punctuation
14: Style: Shaping Our Sentences
15: Teacher's Guide

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges OER Initiative
Anna Mills
Date Added:
11/24/2021
How Arguments Work: A Guide to Writing and Analyzing Texts in College
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OER text with emphasis on contemporary issues of social justice, race, gender and inclusion. Audio versions of each chapter of the textbook are embedded in the text.

1: Introduction - Why Study Argument?
2: Reading to Figure out the Argument
3: Writing a Summary of Another Writer’s Argument
4: Assessing the Strength of an Argument
5: Making Your Recommendation in Response to an Argument
6: The Research Process
7: Forming Your Own Argument
8: How Arguments Appeal to Emotion
9: How Arguments Establish Trust and Connection
10: Writing an Analysis of an Argument’s Strategies
11: Shaping Sentences to Drive Your Points Home

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Anna Mills
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
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GEOG 438W is a writing-intensive course that concentrates on the human-environment interactions involved in contemporary and future global warming. The course comprises two broad topical areas: global warming impacts, which takes place in the first half of the course, and global warming mitigation and policy, which encompasses the second half of the course. Each week highlights a theme, such as the impacts of climate change on human health or greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, that weaves through the course lecture, reading assignment, class discussion, and writing activity.

Subject:
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
Cultural Geography
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
History
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature and Composition
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Public Relations
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Brent Yarnal
Date Added:
04/25/2019