Open-Access Resources (OAR) for Classroom Use
- A Guide to Rhetoric, Genre, and Success in First-Year Writing, Melanie Gagich & Emilie Zickels
Close reading, analyzing writing, images, film, etc.
Argument & Thesis
A great handout on revision
Genre and Discipline
Rationale, CGA, etc.
An open-access undergraduate and graduate student research journal – useful for showing students examples of high quality, student writing
- List of Journals that Publish Research Conducted by Undergraduate Students (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
- Why Writing Works: Disciplinary Approaches to Composing Texts
- Harvard Disciplinary Writing Guides
Useful for understanding writing conventions across disciplines / supporting CGA discussion
Locating and evaluating sources, proposals, methodology, advanced argumentation and source use, etc.
Useful for discussing forms of plagiarism
Supports discussions of source use and plagiarism avoidanceExcellent source for narrowing your research topic
Style, Grammar, and Citation
The segment from 23:00 to 31:28 is useful for demonstrating the difference between passive vs. active voice.
Useful Resources ("For Further Reading")
Offers accessible explanations of grammatical concepts. NOTE: It usually it makes the most sense to Google the name of the construction and then “grammar girl” after it, rather than browsing the site itself.
Stuff to Disaggregate
While not strictly open, the Library is happy to help with reducing costs through our Reserves program. Some books can be purchased as multi-user ebooks. For books that cannot be purchased by libraries as ebooks, the Library can put a print copy on Permanent Reserve meaning that any student can check teh book out for up to 2 hours at a time. We've done with Hacker's A Pocket Style Manual, for example. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with additional requests.
Produced by or recommended by the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse:
- The Process of Research Writing
- Bazerman's A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action
- Writing for Success. University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing edition
- Harvard Writes