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Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

This textbook provides a process for academic research and writing, from formulating a research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in research assignments. Reviews are available.

Includes: Videos, self-quizzes, and activities

Introduction to University Writing

This self-paced writing skills course designed for Vancouver Community College will assist students to build academic writing skills required at the university/college level. Incorporated in this skillset is the ability to use critical thinking skills to acquire and analyze information and develop knowledge in new areas.

Includes: Readings, assignments, videos, instructor resources (including assignment package with evaluation criteria)

Learning to Learn Online

This Canadian textbook presents learning strategies for online university courses. Reviews are available.

Includes: Activities

The Simple Math of Writing Well: Writing for the 21st Century

This guide focuses on the basics of linguistic structure and the variety of mediums that define the internet-connected world. Reviews are available.

Includes: Exercises

Strategies for Academic Success

This Canadian textbook is designed to help students succeed in university. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning objectives

University 101: Study, Strategize, and Succeed

This Canadian textbook introduces students to principles of study skills. Reviews are available.

Includes: Exercises, further reading

University Success

This Canadian book provides practical information for first-year university students. Reviews are available.

Includes: Activities

University Writing

Resources that University Writing at Auburn University has developed to support students and instructors across the disciplines in their writing and writing instruction. We define writing broadly, so you will find resources on ePortfolios, visual design, professional communication, and presentations in addition to traditional writing tasks like reflective writing, literature reviews, peer review, and editing and proofing.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

The Word on College Reading and Writing

Written by five college reading and writing instructors, this interactive, multimedia text targets 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. Note: U.S.-centric and would require adaptation. Reviews are available.

Includes: Check Your Understanding activities, glossary

Write Here, Right Now: An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

This Canadian textbook is intended for first year university students and effectively integrates into the flipped classroom model. The textbook could also be used for non-flipped classroom designs, as the embedded videos, diagrams and linked modules would act as an all-in-one multimedia textbook geared towards multiple learning styles and disciplines. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning outcomes, videos, and activities

Write Online was designed by writing experts from three universities who work with students on a daily basis. Our guides introduce you to the particularities of these genres, provide practical strategies for you to try in your own writing, and use model texts to help you better understand the organization, format, and language used in each of these types of writing. Writing genres covered: case study report, lab report, literature review, and reflective writing.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Writing for Success: 1st Canadian H5P Ed.

The interactive textbook provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Canadian adaptation of English Composition I: Rhetorical Methods-Based. Reviews are available for the previous edition.

Includes: Learning objectives, discussion questions, key takeaways, self-practice exercises

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