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A free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research.

How to Use Writing Commons

Welcome to Writing Commons, the open-education home for writers. Writing Commons helps students improve their writing, critical thinking, and information literacy. Founded in 2008 by Joseph M. Moxley, Writing Commons is a viable alternative to expensive writing textbooks. Faculty may assign Writing Commons for their compositionbusiness, STEM/Technical Writing, and creative writing courses. 

Writing Commons houses seven main sections: Information Literacy | Research Methods & Methodologies | Writing Processes | Collaboration | Genres | New Media | Style 

The two best ways to navigate through Writing Commons are using the top menu navigation, called Open Text, or the left-hand navigation menu system.  

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Plugs Play Pedagogy Blog

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Kyle Stedman is assistant professor of English at Rockford University, where he teaches first-year composition, digital rhetoric, and creative writing. He studies rhetorics of sound, intellectual property, and fan studies. On QuizUp, his highest scores are in Lost (the TV show)..."

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Episode 10: Exploring the Past
Plugs, Play, Pedagogy Podcast
  Transcript available here as a Google Doc full of links. If you see edits I should make or links I should add, go ahead and leave a comment. Part 1: Researching My House I'm obsessed with my 99-year-old house. So I made a 27-minute audio piece exploring my relationship to it. That's it. Music you hear in this segment, all estimated to be from 1916 (the year the house was built): William Thomas, “Rose of No Man’s Land” Bresnen, “You’re a Dangerous Girl” Don Richardson, “Arkansas Traveler” Imperial Quartet of Chicago, “...
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