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About Writing: A Guide
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This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

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Literature and Composition
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Robin Jeffrey
Date Added:
05/27/2015
Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS), Spring 2007
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Advanced subject focusing on techniques, format, and prose style used in academic and professional life. Emphasis on writing as required in fields such as economics, political science, and architecture. Short assignments include: business letters, memos, and proposals that lead toward a written term project. Methods designed to deal with the special problems of those whose first language is not English. Successful completion satisfies Phase II of the Writing Requirement. This workshop is designed to help you write clearly, accurately and effectively in both an academic and a professional environment. In class, we analyze various forms of writing and address problems common to advanced speakers of English. We will often read one another's work.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Political Science
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2007
American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method, Fall 2004
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Examines the causes and consequences of American foreign policy since 1898. Readings cover theories of American foreign policy, historiography of American foreign policy, central historical episodes including the two World Wars and the Cold War, case study methodology, and historical investigative methods. Open to undergraduates by permission of instructor.

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Political Science
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Van Evera, Stephen
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Architectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff Museum, Fall 2003
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This semester students are asked to transform the Hereshoff Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, through processes of erasure and addition. Hereshoff Manufacturing was recognized as one of the premier builders of America's Cup racing boats between 1890's and 1930's. The studio however, is about more then the program. It is about land, water, and wind and the search for expressing materially and tectonically the relationships between these principle conditions. That is, where the land is primarily about stasis (docking, anchoring and referencing our locus), water's fluidity holds the latent promise of movement and freedom. Movement is activated by wind, allowing for negotiating the relationship between water and land.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Manufacturing
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Lukez, Paul
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Architectural Design Workshops Computational Design for Housing, Spring 2002
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An intensive 9 DAY remote collaborative workshop involving MIT and Miyagi University in Japan. The objective is to develop a small housing project using shape computation as a design methodology. Students will use and test new interactive software for designing, sharing applications with overseas partners, presenting projects on an Internet workspace, and critiquing design proposals through the web and other advanced digital technologies. Students will be expected to do most of their work in class.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Knight, Terry W.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Beginning Costume Design and Construction, Fall 2008
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" This is an intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools for students to produce final projects."

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Arts and Humanities
Psychology
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Held, Leslie Cocuzzo
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Brainstorming Your Research Topic Handout
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Associated lessons plans are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in CUNY Academic Works.

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Education
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CUNY Academic Works
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Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
Career Options for Biomedical Research, Fall 2006
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This course has been designed as a seminar to give students an understanding of how scientists with medical or scientific degrees conduct research in both hospital and academic settings. There will be interactive discussions with research clinicians and scientists about the career opportunities and research challenges in the biomedical field, which an MIT student might prepare for by obtaining an MD, PhD, or combined degrees. The seminar will be held in a case presentation format, with topics chosen from the radiological sciences, including current research in magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and other nuclear imaging techniques, and advances in radiation therapy. With the lectures as background, we will also examine alternative and related options such as biomedical engineering, medical physics, and medical engineering. We'll use as examples and points of comparisons the curriculum paths available through MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. In past years we have given very modest assignments such as readings in advance of or after a seminar, and a short term project.

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Biology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Yip, Sidney
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Crafting Research Questions and Qualitative Methodology, Fall 2005
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Seminar provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. Topics covered include: hypothesis formulation and theory construction; data collection techniques (experimental, survey, and observational); ethical issues in research; and how to prepare a research proposal. Goal is to provide students with the methodological skills to evaluate existing studies and to select appropriate methods for use in their own research.

Subject:
Social Science
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tendler, Judith
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Creating Keywords Handout
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Related lesson plans are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository.

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Education
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CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
Creating Keywords from a Research Question Lesson
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This lesson helps students recognize that they need to use different types of searching language in order to retrieve relevant results and to emphasize that research is an iterative process. Use when students have already formulated a research question and are about to begin searching for information on their topic.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/05/2017
Disease and Society in America, Fall 2005
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This course examines the growing importance of medicine in culture, economics and politics. It uses an historical approach to examine the changing patterns of disease, the causes of morbidity and mortality, the evolution of medical theory and practice, the development of hospitals and the medical profession, the rise of the biomedical research industry, and the ethics of health care in America.

Subject:
Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jones, David
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Educational Psychology
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This books lays the foundation for prospective teachers to learn about various teaching methodologies and covers material typically found in many teacher training programs. Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers.

Subject:
Education
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Kelvin Seifert
Rosemary Sutton
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Elementary Ergonomics
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Elementary Ergonomics is an introduction to basic physical ergonomics theory and practice for students of other - than Industrial Design Engineering of Delft University of Technology - institutes for higher learning, such as Dutch universities, universities of EU and non-EU countries, and universities of applied sciences. The course consists of the following topics: anthropometry (1D, 2D, 3D including digital human modelling), biomechanics, and comfort.

Furthermore, the role of user involvement in the design process (evaluation of existing products and environments and of created concepts, models and prototypes) will be explained. Moreover, the meaning and representation of use cues in product design will be highlighted.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
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Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
ir M.C. Dekker
Date Added:
02/26/2016
Emerging Technologies
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Emerging technologies are science-based innovations that hold the potential to create a new or improve an existing sector: (Day and Schoemaker(2000) in Rotolo,2016). Therefore, it involves the modern advances and innovations in various fields of technology. The technologies that derived radical innovations include the biotherapy, digital photography, high-temperature superconductors, the micro robots or mobile computing, plus evolving technologies formed by the convergence of the earlier separate areas of research like the magnetic resonance images, electronic banking, high definition TV and the Internet itself. Each of these technologies provide a rich source of market opportunity and the provision of the incentive for bold investments are made. It is in this context that fits this discipline seeking to guide the student to the main lines of research in applied computer science.

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Computer Science
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Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
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OER@AVU
Author:
Noela Kipyegen
Date Added:
02/10/2018
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
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Alexa Johnson
Alex Gavilan
Byron Campbell
College of the Canyons
Jennifer Brezina
Date Added:
02/04/2021
Frameworks of Urban Governance, January (IAP) 2007
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Urban governance comprises the various forces, institutions, and movements that guide economic and physical development, the distribution of resources, social interactions, and other aspects of daily life in urban areas. This course examines governance from legal, political, social, and economic perspectives. In addition, we will discuss how these structures constrain collective decision making about particular urban issues (immigration, education‰Ű_). Assignments will be nightly readings and a short paper relating an urban issue to the frameworks outlined in the class.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kobes, Deborah
Date Added:
01/01/2007
The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook
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Good researchers have a host of tools at their disposal that make navigating today’s complex information ecosystem much more manageable. Gaining the knowledge, abilities, and self-reflection necessary to be a good researcher helps not only in academic settings, but is invaluable in any career, and throughout one’s life. The Information Literacy User’s Guide will start you on this route to success.The Information Literacy User’s Guide is based on two current models in information literacy: The 2011 version of The Seven Pillars Model, developed by the Society of College, National and University Libraries in the United Kingdom and the conception of information literacy as a metaliteracy, a model developed by one of this book’s authors in conjunction with Thomas Mackey, Dean of the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College. These core foundations ensure that the material will be relevant to today’s students.The Information Literacy User’s Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves. This book helps students examine their roles as information creators and sharers and enables them to more effectively deploy related skills. This textbook includes relatable case studies and scenarios, many hands-on exercises, and interactive quizzes.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/the-information-literacy-user-s-guide-an-open-online-textbook

Subject:
Information Science
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Activity/Lab
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Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Allison Hosier and Tor Loney
Daryl Bullis
Deborah Bernnard
Greg Bobish
Irina Holden
Jenna Hecker
Trudi Jacobson
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Innovative Lesson Plans for Active Learning: Teaching Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
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Innovative Lessons Plans for Active Learning: Teaching Research and Evidence-Based Practice is a resource in research and evidence-based practice for active learning in the undergraduate nursing classroom. It is meant to supplement any nursing research text. Designed to provide educators with creative teaching ideas, this text includes a variety of lessons on nursing research topics. Topics include bias, measurement, sampling, theory and more. Lessons provide active learning for in-class, hybrid, and online formats. Each lesson includes objectives, overview, and detailed steps. As an open access resource, the text is continuously in-process. Designed to be independent of any published text, the book compliments any nursing research and evidence-based course. This text is also a suitable resource for introductory research in other disciplines.

Each chapter is an activity designed to supplement didactic andragogy. The activities develop creativity and facilitate engagement in the nursing research content. Through creative engagement, students access learning areas of the brain that otherwise remain unstimulated. Organized by the order in which they might be discussed in class, each chapter builds upon previous learning. In chapter two students are introduced by creating puppets to develop research questions and study ideas. Chapter three focuses specifically on generating problem and purpose statements. Culture shots in chapter five engages students in understanding theory generation, qualitative research and ethics in data collection. Chapters six and seven build upon and strengthen theory understanding through creating concepts and challenging assumptions. In chapter eight, biases and threats to validity are investigated through the use of parody. Sampling is addressed in chapters nine through eleven. Chapter twelve reinforces learning on measurement error. The last four chapters use creative games to help students pull it all together. Chapters thirteen and fourteen utilize existing free resources to enhance the learning experience. Chapters fifteen and sixteen allow students to work together to create understanding for themselves and other students.

We hope you enjoy the book as much as we enjoyed creating it. We would love to hear your comment and ideas for improvement. Please also view our video introduction at https://youtu.be/x9NDv2H_Cdg.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Afokoghene Odhu
Chibwe Caroline Powell
Genevieve B. Elrod
Karyn Butler
Susan M. Strouse
Date Added:
07/02/2019
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
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This is not a comprehensive citation reference work. Its limited aim is to serve as a tutorial on how to cite the most widely referenced types of U.S. legal material, taking account of local norms and the changes in citation practice forced by the shift from print to electronic sources. It begins with an introductory unit. That is followed immediately by one on "how to cite" the categories of authority that comprise a majority of the citations in briefs and legal memoranda. Using the full table of contents one can proceed through this material in sequence. The third unit, organized around illustrative examples, is intended to be used either for review and reinforcement of the prior "how to" sections or as an alternative approach to them. One can start with it since the illustrative examples for each document type are linked back to the relevant "how to" principles.

Access also available here: https://www.cali.org/books/introduction-basic-legal-citation

Table of Contents
1-000. Basic Legal Citation: What and Why?
2-000. How to Cite
3-000. Examples - Citations Of
4-000. Abbreviations and Omissions Used in Citations
5-000. Underlining and Italics
6-000. Placing Citations in Context
7-000. Reference Tables

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Provider Set:
The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
Peter Martin
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Introduction to Communication Research: Becoming a Scholar
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Welcome to your journey to becoming a communication scholar! We developed this workbook to guide you through the semester as you learn how understand and conduct scholarly research. What does it mean to be a scholar? A scholar is someone who specializes in a particular area of study. For you, this area is communication. And how do you become a scholar? By doing research.

But why is it important for you to learn research skills? You might be thinking, I want to be a journalist or make TV shows or work in public relations, why do I need to learn how to do research? Well, if you want someone to watch your TV show, read your article, or listen to your campaign, you will need to conduct research to see if the audience you’re targeting even exists. You will need to research to find out if your ideas are original, what the person you’re interviewing for an article has done in the past, or what makes a successful public relations campaign. You’ll need data in order to pitch your new TV show idea.

To be successful in organizational and business communication, it is essential that you learn how to effectively promote successful communication in any institution. This may include writing training manuals, employee handbooks, or conducting in-depth personnel research to ensure overall satisfaction of employees. Also, scholarly research is the foundation of any discipline, and many of the core principles of this field are derived from scholarly research.

Because we want you to succeed in the industry, we will spend the semester learning how to conduct research in the field of communication. We’ll start by providing you with a short history of communication research, show you how to gather academic research, and teach you how to write a literature review. Let's get started!

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Erin Ryan
Karen Sichler
Kennesaw State University
Lindsey Hand
Date Added:
01/27/2021
Introduction to Phonology, Fall 2014
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Introduction to the current research questions in phonological theory. Topics include: metrical and prosodic structure; features and their phonetic basis in speech; acquisition and parsing; phonological domains; morphology; and language change and reconstruction. Activities include problem solving, squibs, and data collection. The year-long Introduction to Phonology reviews at the graduate level fundamental notions of phonological analysis and introduces students to current debates, research and analytical techniques. The Fall term reviews issues pertaining to the nature of markedness and phonological representations - features, prosodies, syllables and stress - while the second term deals with the relation between the phonological component and the lexicon, morphology and syntax. The second term course will also treat in more detail certain phonological phenomena.

Subject:
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kenstowicz, Michael J.
Date Added:
01/01/2014
Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students
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Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature review process. Students will learn how to form a research question, search existing literature, synthesize results and write the review. The book contains examples, checklists, supplementary materials, and additional resources. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is written by two librarians with expertise guiding students through research and writing assignments, and is openly licensed.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/literature-reviews-for-education-and-nursing-graduate-students

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Linda Frederiksen
Sue F. Phelps
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Oregon Writes Open Writing Text
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This textbook guides students through rhetorical and assignment analysis, the writing process, researching, citing, rhetorical modes, and critical reading. Guided by Oregon's statewide college writing outcomes, this book collects previously published articles, essays, and chapters released under Creative Commons licenses into one free textbook available for online access or print-on-demand.

Subject:
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Jenn Kepka
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Political Science Laboratory, Spring 2012
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IThis course introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, Congressional behavior, comparisons of political processes in different countries, and the evaluation of public policies. Students participate in joint class projects and conduct individual projects.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Stewart, Charles
Date Added:
01/01/2012
The Politics of Sports
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This Open Educational Resource is a collection of texts and materials that team together students’ familiarity with sports and critical inquiry skills. Sports has an undeniable fascination for cultural studies scholars, and the athletic competition and the social conversations it elicits can help students to see how ethical argumentation plays beyond the walls of the ivory tower. The Politics of Sports, as a broad field of study, is of interest to both scholars and pundits alike. Through inquiry into sports, students can see how debate functions in both academic and public spheres. We have found sports to inspire a wide range of independent research topics in our writing classrooms that challenge students to engage with complex research questions that delve into the social structures that shape what we value and how we act as citizens. Sports is often central to the college experience and ubiquitous in families and communities around the world. The wide variety of audiences interested in sports the personal, economic, and social values tied up in sports invites research writers to think carefully about audience, community, and stakes of argument. We believe that The Politics of Sports has the potential to capture the interest of college students in order to excite them to begin a research journey with a sense of authority and investment in a topic that is at once familiar and complex enough to yield a wide range of inquiry .

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Anna Carroll
Eleanor Wakefield
Date Added:
03/04/2020
Primary vs. Secondary Sources: A Brief Introduction (Lesson)
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Use this lesson to help students distinguish between primary and secondary sources and use them in them in the appropriate context.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/05/2017
Processes of Research and Engagement , Spring 2007
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In this course, students identify issues in educational or other professional settings on which to focus their critical and creative thinking skills. Each student works through the different stages of research and action - from defining a manageable project to communicating findings and plans for further work. Supervision is provided when the student's research centers on new teaching practices, workshops in the community, or volunteer. The classes run as workshops in which students are introduced to and then practice using tools for research, writing, communicating, and supporting the work of others.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ph.D.
Professor Peter Taylor
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Psychology
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Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/14/2014
Reasonable Conduct in Science, January (IAP) 2002
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To provide instruction and dialog on practical ethical issues relating to the responsible conduct of human and animal research in the brain and cognitive sciences. Specific emphasis will be placed on topics relevant to young researchers including data handling, animal and human subjects, misconduct, mentoring, intellectual property, and publication.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wilson, Matthew
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Research
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In this learning area, you will find step-by-step support for writing a research paper (a paper with source material) for your college courses. In Research, the Excelsior OWL will help you as you begin to write your paper, pick a topic, conduct research for articles and books, draft your work, integrate your research, and revise and edit your finished paper.

Subject:
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Excelsior College
Provider Set:
Excelsior College Online Writing Lab
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Research Log Handout
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Related lesson plans are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
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Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
Rhetoric: Rhetoric of Science, Spring 2006
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This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. This course specifically focuses on the ways that scientists use various methods of persuasion in the construction of scientific knowledge.

Subject:
Engineering
Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Poe, Mya
Date Added:
01/01/2006
The RoughWriter's Guide: A Handbook for Writing Well
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The RoughWriter's Guide is a writing handbook designed specifically for Yavapai College students. The Guide provides students with help navigating academic writing, including all aspects of the writing process, MLA and APA formatting, and grammatical and mechanical issues.

Table of Contents:
I. Studying in College
1. Developing Study Skills
2. Reading in College
3. Taking Notes and Annotating

II. Writing in College
4. Academic Writing
5. Basics of Rhetoric
6. Summary vs. Analysis

III. Pre-Writing
7. Overview of the Writing Process
8. Deciding on a Topic
9. Refining Your Topic

IV. Conducting Research
10. Doing Research
11. Keeping a Research Journal
12. Annotated Bibliography
13. Evaluating Sources

V. Planning
14. Thesis Writing
15. Creating a Title
16. Creating an Outline
17. Proper Paper Formatting: Introduction to MLA and APA
18. Formatting: MLA Style
19. Formatting APA Style

VI. Drafting
20. Introductions and Conclusions
21. Body Paragraph Basics
22. Using Quotes, Paraphrases, and Summaries
23. Avoiding Plagiarism

VII. Documentation
24. Creating a List of Sources Overview
25. List of Sources MLA Style: Works Cited
26. List of Sources APA: References Page
27. In-Text (Parenthetical) Citations

VIII. Revision
28. Revision Strategies
29. Sentence Variety
30. Transitions
31. Using Strong Verbs
32. Writing Clearly and Concisely
33. Aligning Ideas
34. Peer Review

IX. Editing
35. Editing Strategies
36. Grammar Basics: Understand the Vocabulary
37. All About Verbs: Tenses, Mood, and Subject-Verb Agreement
38. Identifying Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
39. Identifying Pronoun Problems
40. Checking Adjectives and Adverbs
41. Identifying Clarity Issues
42. Identifying Mechanics Problems
43. Identifying Punctuation Problems

X. Samples
44. Essay Checklists
45. Student Essay Example 1 (Argument) in MLA and APA Format
46. Student Essay Example 2 (Literary Analysis) in MLA
YC Writing Resources
Presenting Your Work
Writing Beyond Academia
Writing for Non-Native Speakers

Subject:
Literature and Composition
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dr Karen Palmer
Dr Sandi Van Lieu
Date Added:
08/28/2020
Science and Communication, Spring 2005
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This seminar is intended to help students in the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Joint Program develop a broader perspective on their thesis research by considering some aspects of science in the large. The first part of the course challenges students to develop a thoughtful view towards major questions in science that can be incorporated in their own research process, and that will help them articulate research findings. The second part of the course emphasizes science as a social process and the important roles of written and oral communication.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Price, James
Date Added:
01/01/2005
The Simple Math of Writing Well: Writing for the 21st Century
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Writing guides abound, but The Simple Math of Writing Well is one of a kind. Readers will find its practical approach affirming, encouraging, and informative, and its focus on the basics of linguistic structure releases 21st-century writers to embrace the variety of mediums that define our internet-connected world. As Harrop reminds us in the opening chapters of her book, we write more today than ever before in history: texts, emails, letters, blogs, reports, social media posts, proposals, etc. The Simple Math of Writing Well is the first guide that directly addresses the importance of writing well in the Google age.

Table of Contents
Introduction: Myths And Rule Changes 1

Part I. The Sentence Equation

1. Main Verbs
2. Main Subjects
3. Terminal Punctuation Marks
4. Mid-Sentence Punctuation Marks
5. Eight Parts Of Speech
6. Consistency
Part II. The Paragraph Equation

7. Topic Sentences
8. Evidence
9. Summary Sentences
Part III. The Essay Equation

10. Thesis Statements
11. Introductions
12. Body Paragraphs
13. Conclusions
Part IV. The Process Of Writing Well

14. Purpose
15. Audience
16. Voice
17. Context
18. Claims And Appeals
19. Clarity And Cohesion
20. Revision And Creativity
Part V. Research

21. Finding Credible Evidence
22. Including Outside Evidence
Part VI. Academic Formatting

23. Apa
24. Mla
25. Turabian
Part VII. Beyond Academia

26. Emails
27. Letters
28. Reports And Proposals

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jennie A. Harrop
Date Added:
06/12/2020
Social Problems: Continuity and Change
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Social Problems: Continuity and Change by Steve Barkan is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book’s subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

It is easy for students to read a social problems textbook and come away feeling frustrated by the enormity of the many social problems facing us today. Social Problems: Continuity and Change certainly does not minimize the persistence of social problems, but neither does it overlook the possibilities for change offered by social research and by the activities of everyday citizens working to make a difference. Readers of Steve Barkan’s book will find many examples of how social problems have been improved and of strategies that hold great potential for solving them today and in the future.

You will find several pedagogical features help to convey the “continuity and change” theme of this text and the service sociology vision in which it is grounded: Each chapter begins with a “Social Problems in the News” story related to the social problem discussed in that chapter. These stories provide an interesting starting point for the chapter’s discussion and show its relevance for real-life issues. Three types of boxes in each chapter provide examples of how social problems have been changed and can be changed.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Steven Barkan
Date Added:
02/20/2019
Topic Development with Concept Mapping Lesson
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According to Project Information Literacy, defining and narrowing a topic is the most difficult step for beginning undergraduate researchers. This concept mapping lesson is designed to reinforce the idea that when students are writing academic papers or creating class projects they are engaging in a scholarly conversation.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/05/2017