Open Educational Resources

One of the projects I ask students to complete in ENG 101/103 is an argument about a non-profit organization of their choice. Each semester, I use the YC Food Bank as an example, in part to ensure that students are aware of the existence of this important resource. Many of our students are choosing to go hungry in order to obtain an education and achieve their goals. In the 2019-2020 school year, I began to focus on using/creating free materials for students to address this problem. Saving them $100 on a textbook allows students to spend that money on food, gas, and other necessities.

Over the summer in 2020, I made a goal to create OER texts for ENG 101, ENG 102, ENG 237, and ENG 210, as well as to create an OER Writing Handbook for YC students. Here are links to each of these texts:

Roughwriter's GuideThe RoughWriter’s Guide:
A Handbook for Writing Well
An OER Writing Handbook for YC Students
OER Digest
YC News
Diving Into RhetoricDiving Into Rhetoric:
A Rhetorical View of History, Communication, and Composition
A Text for ENG 210: Intro to Rhetoric
Say Her NameSay Her Name:
Discovering Women’s Voices in History
A Text for ENG 237: Women in Literature
The Worry Free WriterThe Worry Free Writer:
Taking the Stress Out of Academic Writing
A Text for ENG 101 and ENG 102
(ENG 102 content in process)