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Full of great tutorials, this website provides everything from the basic parts of speech all the way to writing the... see more

Basic instructions for writing an essay

This is an interesting learning activity from the Library of Congress on the subject of political cartoons.  This would... see more

Treats research writing as a rhetorical process. Teaches use of research in different genres (not just the generic... see more

What plagiarism is--the different types. Examples of sources used incorrectly and then used correctly.

'Welcome to the Rhetoric and Composition Wikibook. This wikitext is designed as a full textbook replacement in first-year... see more

"This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be... see more

Students learn to evaluate and use evidence effectively, structure an argument, and understand shared assumptions.

This free and open online course in English 101 was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges... see more

Self-paced, interactive modules designed to teach basic search strategy and information evaluation skills. Three... see more

Online, interactive writing assistance that is rhetorically based. Contains sample student papers, self-correcting... see more

A brief, 10-question plagiarism tutorial designed to challenge students and highlight the less obvious cases in which... see more

This is a free textbook offered by Saylor Foundation. 'Scott McLean’s Writing for Success is a text that provides... see more

'Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing  offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing,... see more

This tutorial explores annotations and abstracts, providing definitions, identifying elements to include, and discussing... see more

This site is an archive of primary sources (including songs, letters, poems, images, and speeches) and questions to... see more

"THERE CAN BE NO DENYING that critical theory has now begun to affect undergraduate and graduate education in various... see more

Oreon State University: Types of Analysis

This course provides an introduction to exploring and understanding arguments by explaining what the parts of an argument... see more

Pioneering zero textbook cost courses and degree programs since 2012, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the... see more

Tips for students on writing a Narrative / Descriptive essay. While this guide is not comprehensive, it does provide... see more

Tips for students on writing a Persuasive essay. While this guide is not comprehensive, it does provide enough... see more

This site is part of the MERLOT-ELXIR project.  According to the site, "Students explore argumentative forms to address... see more

English faculty member Chingling Wo (Sonoma State University) discusses her experience applying the principles of... see more