Do you require writing and research in your college-level course? If so, do you know about Writing Commons? This free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text is designed to meet the needs of students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research.
Interested? Read more about How to Use Writing Commons here.
This month, as Writing Commons celebrates the works of its authors, you are invited to vote on the Aaron Swartz Award for the Best Writing Commons Webtext in 2013. During December, 2013, the Writing Commons staff independently voted on the top 10 webtexts published last year. Subsequently, the Editorial Board and Review Board voted on these 10 finalists, whittling down the top ten nominations to a list of six webtexts for 2013.
Even if you don’t vote, you might want to check out the nominees for your own classroom use . . . or for your own professional learning!
- Creating Scientific Posters (great for teaching technical writing and/or a science writing course)
- Getting Started on Writing a Wiki (excellent for a number of pedagogical purposes)
- Synthesizing Your Research Findings (not just for English 102 . . . but for any class that culminates in an academic research essay)
- E-mail Guidelines for Students (perfect to add to a syllabus or an online course)
- Formulating a Thesis (English 101 and beyond . . .)
- Smart Searching (great for every class and every modality . . .)
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