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Welcome to Writing Commons, the open-education home for writers. Our mission is to help college students improve their writing, research, and critical thinking. We publish a variety of webtexts on writing pedagogy. Major topics include Writing Processes, Information Literacy, Research Processes, Collabortion, Genres, Style, and New Media. Writing Commons publishes a monthly newsletter.
An alternative to expensive print textbooks, Writing Commons can be used as the required or supplemental textbook for a variety of college-level writing courses.
- See Adoptions to view sample syllabi.
Writing Commons employs a peer-review process to evaluate submitted webtexts.
In the first round of peer review, submissions are reviewed by our Staff. Reviews are conducted by our Review Editors. Members of the Editorial Board serve primarily in an advisory capacity, yet they may also review submissions.
Original webtexts published by Writing Commons are licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 NC ND. In addition, Writing Commons reprints works with permission and publishes some works under a CC 3.0 SA.
Keep up with Writing Commons using your favorite social-media sites.
Writing Commons has its own Facebook site, where we keep our status and postings relevant to the latest site information, as well as news about the greater Open Education Resource community.
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.