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The Word on College Reading and Writing

The Word on College Reading and Writing

Written by five college reading and writing instructors, this interactive, multimedia text draws from decades of experience teaching students who are entering the college reading and writing environment for the very first time. It includes examples, exercises, and definitions for just about every reading- and writing-related topic students will encounter in their college courses.

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David McCall
David McCall (Faculty)
47 weeks ago
Overall, I found this to be a very useful textbook for teaching introductory college-level writing. While I would certainly have to mix and match it a bit with some other resources, I do believe that it would serve as a great starting point as an adoption of an Open Access Resource (OER) to replace our current READ 106 textbook. It provides some great new concepts to incorporate into the READ 106 course, such as dialectical note taking, and the guidelines for helping students find good materials – CRAAPP - stands for currency, reliability, accuracy, authority, and purpose, and point of view. In addition, I like that it includes a section on “Information Literacy” or the ability to find and evaluate sources of information.
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