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Open Educational Resources: English Language and Composition

Top Picks

Business Writing

"This course allows students to develop effective written communication strategies specifically for the workplace. From idea gathering to drafting to delivery, this course will prepare students to write a variety of documents, including memos, letters, and reports, tailored to professional audiences." (Lumen Learning)

The Process of Research Writing

"The Process of Research Writing is a web-based research writing textbook suitable for teachers and students in research oriented composition and rhetoric classes." (Steven D. Krause)

English Composition I

"Composition I focuses on principles of writing, critical reading and essay composition using rhetorical styles common in college-level writing (narrative, example/illustration, compare/contrast, cause-and-effect, argument)." (OER Commons)

Writing for Succes

"Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition." (University of Minnesota Open Textbooks)

Style for Students: A Writing Guide

"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." (Lumen Learning)

Textbook Databases

These links will take you directly to the portions of textbook databases that contain materials relevant to your subject. This is not an exhaustive list; we encourage you to investigate the Open Textbooks tab for additional content. 

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