Syllabus and materials for the first half of a course that prepares students to produce professional written business communications. In addition to improving information literacy, computer literacy, and English grammar skills, students will improve abilities that are essential in the workplace. Includes links to OER readings, videos, and activities.
Syllabus and materials for the second half of a course that prepares students to produce professional written business communications. In addition to preparing professionally written business documents for a variety of purposes using current technology, students will acquire project management skills and experience. Includes links to OER readings, videos, and activities.
An introductory course that focuses on sentence and paragraph structure, title development, and writing by method, including narration, description, process, compare/contrast, cause and effect, persuasion, and more. A solid overview of citations and sources, as well as thesis statements and conclusions, is also provided.
This collection of resources covers the fundamentals of literature and encourages critical and thoughtful responses to a variety of writings, from short stories, poetry, and music to case studies and academic essays. There is a comprehensive guide to the basic building blocks of writing, with terms, discussion points, video examples, and pop-culture relevancy. A link to each writing is included, with works ranging from Sophocles to Bono.
This course incorporates original OER materials with readings from the novel The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, a gripping and compassionate account of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in the Vietnam War and readings from the textbook Composition II from Lumen Learning. The course will challenge students in their reading and writing skills while providing them with a historical and cultural context to better understand war, peace, and the human condition.
A required course emphasizing analysis, argumentation, and research. Texts and materials will vary from section to section and will be employed as the basis for a range of essays. Successful completion of a research essay is required to pass this course.
Leading up to a final argumentative research paper in my Composition 1 course, I spend several classes acquainting students with the differences between popular and peer-reviewed sources. This lesson plan spans 3 50-minute periods and includes how I move through teaching these types of sources and the resources that I use.
The lecture begins describing that a T-Chart can be especially effective when writing a compare and contrast essay to better organize the ideas and details which may have been discovered after using the other prewriting activities such as brainstorming or freewriting on a compare and contrast topic. My lecture then moves on to describe the general layout of a simple T-Chart (topic: the advantages and disadvantages of living on campus) and then goes into further detail with another T-Chart (topic: contrasting high school and college regarding course schedules, homework load, and housing).
A lesson for English Composition I that includes a PowerPoint lecture, resources about writing ,and plagiarism.
This course teaches participants to communicate clearly and effectively in both speech and in writing, using conventional professional language and observing basic principles of etiquette in workplace conversations and correspondence.
This textbook provides students with guidelines for understanding writing tasks as intellectual work using Bloom’s Taxonomy and for treating the writing process as a set of variable activities that move along a trajectory from idea or assignment to a finished product. The book also includes chapters on strengthening reading strategies and on finding, evaluating, and using sources effectively.
Syllabus for a course that reviews basic English skills in grammar, sentence structure, paragraphing, and essay development to prepare students for college-level writing. Intended for students who have had difficulty with written English, this course prepares them for English 101.
Here is a resource from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with some excellent tips that will be helpful for ESL students. Most of these students try to read everything word for word, while looking up all unknown words. This strategy is not sustainable. These techniques are crucial for ESL students to succeed in their classes.
The present volume proposes to remedy the great lack of access to critical responses to Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Criticism of Wilde’s play abounds, but for the most part it lies out of the way, a challenge to track down, requiring research among a multitude of potential sources, or hours spent combing through files of newspapers, or consultation of bibliographies of Wilde.
ENGL 140 online OER course. Many texts in this class are available as OER: The Epic of Gilgamesh, Genesis, the Book of Job, Analects by Confucius, Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry, the Daodejing by Lao-tzu,
This Writing Across the Curriculum resource includes 5 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies for Low-Stakes Writing and 5 DEI Strategies for High-Stakes Writing. It includes a list of the strategies and a description of each strategy as well as a set of pdf slides that include all of the material.
This course develops language skills needed to communicate effectively in college study, in the professions,and in the business world. The course includes sentence formation, applied grammar, spelling, mechanics,and paragraph development. All course content created by Katie (Slezas) Durant Content added to OER Commons by Joanna Gray