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88 Open Essays - A Reader for Students of Composition and Rhetoric
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This collection grew out of my work as a librarian with English instructors at Northwestern Michigan College as they struggled to adapt their composition courses to use Open Educational Resources in order to save their students the cost of an expensive commercial textbook. Composition textbooks include samples of writing that are copyrighted and cannot be printed or shared. This collection is intended to provide instructors with a wide variety of nonfiction examples of good writing that they can use to teach composition. A smaller collection was my final project for the Creative Commons Librarian Certificate program which I completed in March of 2019. These essays were collected from online magazines that offer their articles under Creative Commons licenses. A few are from individual authors who generously agreed to give their work an open license in order to share it for this collection.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Sarah Wangler
Tina Ulrich
Date Added:
08/12/2021
Abnormal Psychology
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This course is designed to provide an engaging and personally relevant overview of the discipline of Abnormal Psychology. You will examine the cognitive and behavioral patterns which impair personal effectiveness and adjustment. Students will provide much of the substantive content and teaching presence in this course. Additional content has been curated from "The Noba Project (http://nobaproject.com/)" and "Abnormal Psychology: An e-text! (http://abnormalpsych.wikispaces.com/).

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Psychology
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Achieving the Dream
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Bill Pelz
Herkimer Community College
Date Added:
04/25/2021
Academic Writing I
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Composition I focuses on principles of writing, critical reading and essay composition using rhetorical styles common in college-level writing (narrative, example/illustration, compare/contrast, cause-and-effect, argument).

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Lisa Ford
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Accelerated English
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This Pressbook is a textbook for Accelerated English. It covers the writing process, writing structure, literary analysis, peer editing workshops, the research process, and narrative essays. It includes practice exam materials, example essays, and a final project and portfolio.

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Communication and English Language Arts
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Ashley Paul
Bunker Hill Community College
Date Added:
05/13/2021
American Government
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This Pressbook is a textbook for American Government courses. This course is taught using a mastery approach. It was designed to give you the best opportunity for success. Your instructor will guide you through the process, but below are some important things to keep in mind as you begin.

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Government/Political Science
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Tim McLean
Date Added:
05/13/2021
Art History I
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History of Art Survey course covering from prehistoric art to the Italian Renaissance. Cover image Lascaux Cave_France

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Art History
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Bruce Schwabach
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05/13/2021
Art History II
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History of Art Survey course covering from prehistoric art to the Italian Renaissance. Cover image Lascaux Cave_France

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Art History
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Textbook
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Author:
Bruce Schwabach
Date Added:
05/15/2021
Biology of Aging
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Includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, the systems of the human body, and mechanisms responsible for homeostasis.

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Biology
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Jessica Kelly
Date Added:
05/13/2021
Career Education
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Students who do not know what careers they would like to pursue will be asked to review supplementary career resources such as the Occupational Handbook or the Virginia Wizard or the local employment office or any authoritative resources which could give them information about career pathways. Students will choose at least two occupations that they would be interested in pursuing. For each of the two occupations of interest, all students will review the level of education required, salary information, hiring outlook, and other information regarding the career fields and write a paper including this information comparing and contrasting the two career fields of interest.

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Career and Technical Education
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Beth Boggs
Mountain Empire Community College
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Child Development
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This is the full course content for a course on Child Development. It contains 14 modules: Introduction to Child Development, Foundations of Growth, Research Strategies, Theories (Part I), Theories (Part II), Language Development, Infancy, Prenatal Development, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Intelligence and Facilitating Complex Thinking, Frameworks for Maturation, Early Adulthood.

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Psychology
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Full Course
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Author:
Denise Cummings-Clay
Hostos Community College
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Developmental Psychology
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This course is designed to provide an engaging and personally relevant overview of the discipline of Developmental Psychology. In this course you will examine the cultural, social, psychological, and physiological influences which imp[act human development from conception to death. You - the student - will provide much of the substantive content and teaching presence in this course.

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Psychology
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Bill Pelz
Herkimer
Date Added:
05/13/2021
Elementary Statistical Methods
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This course blends Introductory Statistics from OpenStax with other OER to offer a first course in statistics intended for students majoring in fields other than mathematics and engineering. This course assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it.The foundation of the OpenStax text is Collaborative Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. The development choices for this textbook were made with the guidance of many faculty members who are deeply involved in teaching this course. These choices led to innovations in art, terminology, and practical applications, all with a goal of increasing relevance and accessibility for students. We strove to make the discipline meaningful, so that students can draw from it a working knowledge that will enrich their future studies and help them make sense of the world around them.

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Statistics and Probability
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Odessa College
Tim Contreras
Date Added:
05/20/2021
English Composition
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This course will focus on essay writing, including such issues as development using specific support, coherence (making sure everything supports a thesis) organizational skills and correct grammatical form. It is an overview of the writing process – how you get from an idea to a complete, thorough essay. It will also include a detailed look at researched writing: how to find sources, cite sources and incorporate sources into text.

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Communication and English Language Arts
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Clinton Community College
Jeff Meyers
Date Added:
05/13/2021
Enhanced College Writing
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This textbook focuses on principles of writing, critical reading and essay composition using rhetorical styles common in college-level writing (narrative, example/illustration, compare/contrast, cause-and-effect, argument).

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Communication and English Language Arts
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Bunker Hill Community College
Date Added:
05/13/2021
Fundamentals of Biology II
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An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors. Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.

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Biology
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
College of the Redwoods and Northern Virginia Community College
Date Added:
05/14/2021
General Chemistry - Lecture and Lab
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This course provides an opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them, meeting the scope and sequence of most general chemistry courses.

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Chemistry
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Dolores Aquino
Date Added:
05/20/2021
General Psychology
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This is the full course content for a course on General Psychology. It contains eight modules: Foundations of Psychology; Biopsychology; Consciousness and Sleep; Sensation and Perception; Learning, Memory, and Intelligence; Motivation and Emotion; Personality, Developmental Psychology, and Social Psychology; Psychological Disorder and Treatment, Abnormal Behavior and Health Psychology

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Psychology
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Interpersonal Relations
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This textbook introduces students to the role of interpersonal relationships in business, with an emphasis on communication.

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Psychology
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Hostos Community College
Sharese Mitchell
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Introduction to College Mathematics
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This textbook is an introduction to college mathematics. It covers set theory, logic, numeration systems, probability, modular arithmetic, and measurement.

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Mathematics
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Hostos Community College
Tanvir Price
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Introduction to Ethics
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This textbook is an introduction to Ethics. It covers the origins of ethics, ethical judgment, decision making, mistakes in reasoning, rethical theories, and contemporary ethical issues.

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Philosophy
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
El Paso Community College
Manuela A. Gomez
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Introduction to Philosophy
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This textbook is an introduction to Philosophy. It covers the nature of philosophy, logic, ethics, metaphysics and epistemology, and the philosophy of religion.

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Philosophy
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Gabriel Camacho
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Introduction to Sociology
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.

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Sociology
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Bay College
Mike Young
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Introductory Chemistry - Lecture and Lab
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This course provides an opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them, meeting the scope and sequence of most general chemistry courses.

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Chemistry
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Jose Nunez
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Marriage, Intimate Relationships and Families
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This introductory level course provides an overview of core concepts and theories which contribute to our understanding of intimate relationships and families. The text provides a structure and sequence of issues for the course, but the students will contribute much of the content. A heutagogical instructional design allows students in the course to provide much of the substantive content and teaching presence. Student led class discussions provide the opportunity for an engaging and personally relevant exploration of the material.

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Sociology
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Textbook
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Edited by Professor Bill Pelz
Ron Hammond and Paul Cheney
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Music Appreciation
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Welcome to MUSI 1306, Music Appreciation. I think you’ve made a smart choice to spend some weeks studying some of the greatest music ever written. Consider for a moment how quickly a hit pop song passes from fashionable to forgotten. Those of us that have been out of high school or college more years than we care to remember have certainly had the experience of hearing a favorite anthem of our youth and thinking, “Oh yeah, that song! I’d forgotten that one.” Think about that: the song was totally loved, then completely forgotten within a matter of just a few years. Then consider that many of the composers that we will study have been dead for over two hundred years, and yet their music has never been forgotten and never stopped being performed and loved. That, quite simply, is amazing.

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Music Production
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Textbook
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Author:
Armin Harrison
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Open at the Margins
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This book represents a starting point towards curating and centering marginal voices and non-dominant epistemic stances in open education. It includes the work of 43 diverse authors whose perspectives challenge the dominant hegemony.

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Education
Higher Education
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Reading
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Adele Vrana
Amy Collier
Audrey Watters
Autumm Caines
Billy Meinke-Lau
Bonnie Stewart
Caroline Kuhn H.
Catherine Cronin
Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams
Chris Bourg
Chris Gilliard
Christian Friedrich
Christina Hendricks
Jaime Marsh
Javiera Atenas
Jesse Stommel
Jess Mitchell
Jim Luke
Judith Pete
Karen Cangialosi
Laura Czerniewicz
Lorna M. Campbell
Maha Bali
Matthew Moore
Naomi Barnes
Nicole Allen
Paul Prinsloo
Rachel Jurinich Mattson
Rajiv Jhangiani
Robin DeRosa
Samantha Streamer Veneruso
Sarah Hare
sava saheli singh
Sherri Spelic
Siko Bouterse
Simon Ensor
Sukaina Walji
Suzan Koseoglu
Tannis Morgan
Tara Robertson
Taskeen Adam
Tel Amiel
Tutaleni Asino
Date Added:
08/05/2021
Philosophy in the Humanities
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This textbook is an introduction to philosophy in the humanities. It covers the foundations of philosophy, axiology, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy in practice.

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Philosophy
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Principles of Management
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This textbook provides an overview of principles of management. It covers management theory, personality and values, history, globalization, strategizing, creating goals and objectives, an overview of organizational structure and change, communication, and more.

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Management
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Tony DeFranco
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Psychology of Work
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This book has a positive starting point, which is, instead of focusing on all the problems and stress factors of today’s working life this research concentrates on the positive sides of work and success (Almost and Spence Laschinger 2002; Spence Laschinger et al . 2004 ). But what is success at work? How can it be defined, and whose definition counts? In this book, we analyse the concept of success from a particular point of view.
The purpose is to explain our viewpoint and open up the fundamental idea of considering success as something positive. But in what way is it positive? Is success manifested in some other, perhaps material, dimension? Does it mean that successful people are also happy? Could it mean that? In this book, we discuss success as a form of positive human development.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
William Pelz
Date Added:
05/19/2021