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  • Understanding Media and Culture

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    Author(s): Jack Lule, Lehigh University
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: This book’s title tells its intent. It is written to help you understand media and culture. The media and culture are so much a part of our days that sometimes it is difficult to step back and appreciate and apprehend their great impact on our lives. The book’s title, and the book itself, begin with a focus squarely on media. Think of your typical day. If you are like many people, you wake to a digital alarm clock or perhaps your cell phone. Soon after waking, you likely have a routine that inv...[more]

  • University Success

    Author(s): N. Mahoney, B. Klassen, M. D'Eon
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: University Success has a student-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university. This is not a textbook full of theory and extensive detail that merely discusses student success; rather, this is a how-to manual for your first year of study. The book provides realistic, practical guidance ranging from study skills to personal health, from test taking to managing time and money. Furthermore, University Success is acc...[more]

  • Writing for Success

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    Author(s): Scott McLean
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: Scott McLean’s 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. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning. Scott McLean is the Shadle-Ed...[more]

  • Writing for Success: 1st Canadian Edition

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    Author(s): Tara Horkoff, Scott McLean
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: 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.

  • Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

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    Author(s): Amy Guptill, The College at Brockport, SUNY
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence is designed for students who have largely mastered the conventions of high-school level writing and are now rising to meet more the advanced expectations of college. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to think of themselves as full, self-motivated members of the academic community. With concise explanations, clear multi-disciplinary examples and empathy for the challenges of student life, this short textbook both explains...[more]

  • Introductory Chemistry

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    Author(s): David W. Ball
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appro...[more]

  • Introductory Business Statistics

    Author(s): Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling distributions. The author covers topics including descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics. Using real-world examples throughout the text, the...[more]

  • Concepts of Biology: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Samantha Fowler, Clayton State University , Rebecca Roush, Sandhills Community College, James Wise, Hampton University
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs inf...[more]

  • Concept Development Studies in Chemistry

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    Author(s): John S Hutchinson, Rice University
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: "Concept Development Studies in Chemistry" is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or active learning teaching approach.

  • Communication Theory

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    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: This book is an introduction to communication theory — the theory of how humans share, encode, and decode what they know, what they need, and what they expect from each other.