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Rhetoric and Composition

'Welcome to the Rhetoric and Composition Wikibook. This wikitext is designed as a full textbook replacement in first-year college composition programs. Feel free to use it in your classrooms and edit it as you see fit.

This free wikitext exists primarily as a free alternative to expensive commercial textbooks. Our desire is to make college writing instruction available to anyone with the desire to learn. Finally, we hope that readers...

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Becky Rudd
Becky Rudd (Faculty)
1 year ago
I've used this as the primary text in a critical thinking and composition course since 2017 for classes taught in person, asynchronously online, and synchronously online. It provides a strong foundation of content related to rhetoric and argument with concise introductions to key concepts. I have supplemented this text with readings and more detailed content lessons and class activities to provide students with multiple opportunities to engage with the content.
Used in course? Yes
Mursalata Muhammad
Mursalata Muhammad (Faculty)
1 year ago
This source looks useful as a text for a first-year writing course. The text is self-contained with eight sections. I think separating the genres (section 3) , writing application (section 4), and advanced topics (section 5) helps delineate the skills people need to have when determining how to write in a variety of situations. Section 7 - teacher's handbook is helpful for planning . The content description for sections 4 and 7 could use amore language alignment . The material is available for online use and downloading as a PDF file. Instructors could download the pdf file and make sure it passes an accessibility check before distributing it for use. I have never used a Wikitext; however, I see merits with this format and will continue to explore it.
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour
Jessica Hoover
Jessica Hoover (Faculty)
5 years ago
I think this could be a very useful tool in FYC courses, or any course where writing is a component, as a supplemental guide to genres of writing, mechanics, and so forth. I will be using as an "FYI" for students in my business communication course.