Find Open Textbooks

Available results: 16

0 | 10 | 16 available results

  • Naming the Unnamable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

    Author(s): Michelle Bonczek Evory. Western Michigan University
    Date: May 10, 2018

    Description: Informed by a writing philosophy that values both spontaneity and discipline, Michelle Bonczek Evory’s Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations offers practical advice and strategies for developing a writing process that is centered on play and supported by an understanding of America’s rich literary traditions. With consideration to the psychology of invention, Bonczek Evory provides students with exercises aimed to make writing in its early stages a form of play that ...[more]

  • Speaking and Writing Punjabi

    Author(s): Ranbir Johal, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    Date: May 9, 2018

    Description: Speaking and Writing Punjabi, by Ranbir Johal, is an introductory Punjabi textbook/workbook. This textbook is organized around a communicative approach with each chapter containing dialogues and exercises based on topics such as greetings and introductions, family and friends, daily routine, food and shopping. Ranbir Johal teaches Punjabi language and South Asian content courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

  • Writing for Success

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

    Author(s): Scott McLean
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    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

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

    Author(s): Tara Horkoff, Scott McLean
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    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

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

    Author(s): Amy Guptill, The College at Brockport, SUNY
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    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]

  • Professional Communications OER - Module 2: Writing

    Adopted Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team
    Date: Jan 16, 2018

    Description: This Open Education Resource (OER), developed by Olds College in collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. The resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 2 of 4, in whic...[more]

  • English Literature: Victorians and Moderns

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

    Author(s): Dr. James Sexton, Camosun College
    Date: Nov 22, 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]

  • Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

    Author(s): Melissa Tombro, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
    Date: Oct 19, 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]

  • Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria
    Date: Oct 19, 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: Oct 19, 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]