OER Writing Resources
Bob Dylan, “It Ain't Me Babe,” lyrics and ticket
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Welcome to the OpenCourseWare section on Introductory Composition.
In this section you will find a variety of open educational resources (OER), all related to writing and writing instruction. The materials here are predominantly adaptations from an OER titled Rhetoric and Composition, a vast repository of writing-related topics and sets of ideas and instructions for a variety of writing situations. The adaptations here are used in English 255: Introductory Composition as part of the students’ additional course materials to further improve their essay-writing skills and understandings. This project started in late 2016 with three specific sets of materials: “Editing and Revising,” “Introduction to Research,” and “Rhetorical Analysis.” Over time, the section may expand to slowly reduce the course’s reliance on expensive texts and handbooks. For the pilot project, however, the three original sets made the most practical sense.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Centre for Humanities
Academic Coordinator for English 255