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88 Open Essays: A Reader for Students of Composition & Rhetoric

88 Open Essays: A Reader for Students of Composition & Rhetoric

PLEASE NOTE: Some K-12 sites do not allow access to Google Docs where this file resides.  If you are unable to access this book, it is also available at

This book is a free and open resource to composition instructors and students, full of essays that could supplement OER rhetoric and writing texts that lacked readings. All of the essays in this reader are versatile rhetorically and thematically. It is arranged alphabetically by author name. Each essay has a series of hashtags that apply to the essay in some way. You can search for essays thematically that relate to topics like education, the environment, politics, or health. You can also search for essays based on composition concepts like analysis, synthesis, and research. You can search for essays that are based on shared values, essays that rely heavily on ethos, logos, or pathos, essays that are very kairos-dependent, and essays that are scholarly. 

This collection was created in Google Docs so that it is easily adapted and edited.


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Tina Ulrich
Tina Ulrich (Librarian)
38 weeks ago
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