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  • Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

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    Author(s): Dr. Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY Fredonia
    Date: Feb 7, 2017

    Description: Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed...[more]

  • English Literature: Victorians and Moderns

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    Author(s): Dr. James Sexton, Camosun College
    Date: Feb 6, 2017

    Description: English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Hux...[more]

  • Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria
    Date: Jan 31, 2017

    Description: Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek is part two of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Greek roots. A link to the first part focusing on the Latin roots can be found below. Part II will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Greek. There is a stress on principles: although students will be cont...[more]

  • Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria
    Date: Jan 31, 2017

    Description: Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin is part one of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Latin roots. A link to the second part focusing on the Greek roots can be found below. Part I will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Latin. There is a stress on principles: although students will be conti...[more]

  • Open Modernisms Anthology Builder

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    Author(s): Stephen Ross, University of Victoria, Matt Huculak, University of Victoria
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: Open Modernisms is an open, Creative-Commons-licensed online platform that allows teachers and scholars to build custom anthologies of out-of-copyright primary materials for the period 1850–1950. . It uses a custom-built Islandora module to host a library of documents from which users can select and rearrange in whatever order they like; add their own notes and introductory or contextualizing materials; and output in a numbered sequence of files for digital distribution and/or printing. The si...[more]

  • Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

    Author(s): Melissa Tombro, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. Concepts from qualitative in...[more]

  • Writing for Success

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

    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]