OER Writing Resources


OER Writing Resources

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    OER Writing Resources

    Handwritten lyrics of Bob Dylan's, 'It Ain't Me Babe' lyrics on London's The May Fair Hotel's letterhead. The lyrics are an early draft with many strikethroughs and passages marked for deletion and changes. Included in the image: Ticket for a Bob Dylan concert on December 1964 in San Diego.

    Bob Dylan, “It Ain't Me Babe,” lyrics and ticket
    (Ian Burt, Flickr, cc by 2.0)

    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.

    Adien Dubbelboer
    Athabasca University
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Centre for Humanities
    Academic Coordinator for English 255

    • Practice English Teacher (PET)

    • Acknowledgements

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      Although the materials here are offered for perusal and reuse under Creative Commons licence, just as they were obtained, that does not mean that adapting the materials was free of costs. It is with that in mind that Athabasca University wants to thank the Alberta Government’s generous support for this pilot project. It would also be remiss if the university did not recognize the efforts of the course production team from the university’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: editor Heather Buzila, multimedia web specialist Anneleise Van Dyke, visual communication designer Ian Grivois, project lead and learning designer Andrew Han, copyright specialist Rachel Conroy, and assistive technology specialist Carrie Anton.

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      This version of OER Writing Resources was funded in part by Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education's Campus Alberta Open Educational Resources Initiative (ABOER).

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