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

Welcome to Writing Commons,

Writing Commons, https://writingcommons.org, 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 composition, business, technical, and creative writing courses. We are currently crowdsourcing submissions via an academic, peer-review process (see Contribute).

Cassandra Branham
Editor-In-Chief, Writing Commons

Dr. Joseph Moxley
Founder, Publisher, and CEO, Writing Commons

Jennifer Janecheck
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English, University of Iowa

E. Jonathan Arnett
Assistant Professor of English, Kennesaw State University

Matt Barton
Associate Professor of English, St. Cloud State University

Matt Balk
Instructor and PhD Student, Ball State University

William Carney
Assistant Professor of English, Cameron University

Joel Friederich
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin

Tamara Girardi
PhD Candidate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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 composition, business, STEM/Technical Writing, and creative writing courses.

Writing Commons houses eleven main sections: The Writing Process | Style | Academic Writing | Rhetoric | Information Literacy | Evidence and Documentation | Research Methods and Methodologies | New Media Communication | Professional and Technical Communication | Creative Writing | Reviews

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

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