DescriptionWelcome to composition and rhetoric! While most of you are taking this course because it is required/ we hope that all of you will leave with more confidence in your reading/ writing/ researching/ and speaking abilities as these are all elements of freshman composition. Many times/ these elements are presented in excellent textbooks written by top scholars. While the collaborators of this particular textbook respect and value those textbooks available from publishers/ we have been concerned with disenfranchising students who do not have the resources to purchase textbooks. Therefore/ we decided to put together this Open Educational Resource (OER) explicitly for use in freshman composition courses at Texas A&M University. Thanks to a generous grant from Dean David Carlson of the Texas A&M University Libraries/ this project became a reality. It is a collaborative endeavor undertaken by faculty in the libraries and English Department as part of the Provost’s Student Success Initiatives at Texas A&M and continues to be a work in progress. Combined/ Dr. Terri Pantuso/ Dr. Kathy Anders/ and Prof. Sarah LeMire have over 30 years of experience in writing and research instruction. Our goal is for students to leave this course as critical thinkers/ polished writers/ and informed citizens who can engage in civil public discourse. Gig ‘em/ Ags!
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