Welcome to Writing Commons, the open-education home for writers. Our primary goal is to provide the resources college students need to improve their writing, research, and critical thinking.
Writing Commons is a popular, open education resource. As of March 2013, we are averaging 3,000 users a day. For 2012, Writing Commons was viewed by over 145,000 unique users--167,000 total users. Writing Commons was founded in 2008 by Joseph M. Moxley. Moxley serves as Publisher and Executive Editor (more).
Writing Processes, Information Literacy, Research Processes, Collabortion, Genres, Style, New Media. An alternative to expensive print textbooks, Writing Commons can be used as a required textbook for a variety of college-level writing courses (First-Year Composition, Argument and Persuasion, Research and Writing, Business Writing, Writing for Engineers, and Creative Nonfiction).
Writing Commons follows a peer-review, crowd-sourcing process for future development. See Contribute to review the Guide for Authors and recent calls for webtexts. In the first round, submissions are reviewed by our Staff. Subsequently, reviews are conducted by our review editors. Members of the Editorial Board serve primarily in an advisory capacity, yet they may also review submissions.
Webtexts published by Writing Commons are licensed under either Creative Commons 3.0 NC ND or CC 3.0 NC SA License. In addition, Writing Commons publishes works with permission. For example, Common Comments, a partnership with the First-Year Composition Program at the University of South Florida, provide comments that can be inserted into students' papers via peer review or teacher review; these comments contain hyperlinks to articles and quizzes at Writing Commons, thereby enhancing response to student writing, ensuring students can better understand what their peers and teachers are telling them about by their writing.
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Writing Commons is also available on Twitter using @writingcommons and #writingcommons.
Writing Commons's tweets consist of answers to students' most common writing questions, such as "What's a paragraph supposed to have?" and "What's an argument, again?" Each tweet is hyper-linked to our Writing Commons blog, where Writing Commons staff provides succinct, accessible answers and helpful examples.
Linda Adler-Kassner, University of California, Santa Barbara
Steve E. Carson, MIT
Dianne Donnelly, University of South Florida
James P. Gee, Arizona State University
Graeme Harper, Oakland University
Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University
Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University
Daisy Pignetti, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Alex Reid, SUNY- Buffalo
Howard Rheingold, Stanford University
Shirley Rose, Arizona State University
George Siemens, Athabasca University, Canada
Ilana Snyder, Monash University, Australia
Taku Sugimoto, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Gregory L. Ulmer, University of Florida
MC Morgan, Bemidji State University
Bronwyn T. Williams, University of Louisville
Janice Walker, Georgia Southern University
Susan Lang, Texas Tech University
Martin Weller, Open University, United Kingdom
E. Jonathan Arnett, Kennesaw State University
Matt Barton, Saint Cloud State University
Matthew Balk, Ball State University
William Carney, Cameron University
Abigail Scheg, Elizabeth City State University
Andrea Greenbaum, Barry University
Stephanie Hedge, Ball State University
Christopher Justice, University of Baltimore
Amy C. Kimme Hea, University of Arizona
Bonnie Lenore Kyburz, Utah Valley University
Jennifer Lee, Misericordia University
Jennifer Marlow, College of Saint Rose
Heidi McKee, Miami University
Andrea Scott, Princeton University
Todd Taylor, UNC-Chapel Hill
Susan Youngblood, Auburn University
Joseph Moxley,University of South Florida
Writing Commons, http://writingcommons.org, the open-education home for writers, is a peer-reviewed, award-winning, academic resource. Most pages are pubished under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license, but a few are published under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license; the Common Comments pages are copyrighted by USF, University of South Florida, but used with permission. See particular pages to determine copyright.