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Thank you for visiting the Freshman Composition LibGuide for Open Access Resources! Here you will find resources to use with your students on the five sections of learning outcomes: 

  • Rhetorical Knowledge
  • Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
  • Processes
  • Knowledge of Conventions
  • Composing in Electronic Environments

If you have any questions about these resources or would like me to teach a library session in your course, please send me an email at I am happy to help! 

Why Open Access Resources?

The use of costly textbooks and other paid classroom resources creates an equity issue in the classroom, and there are plenty of free scholarly resources that are just as credible as (and typically more up-to-date than) traditional college textbooks. The use of these free resources ease resource access strain on students, and will help eliminate these types of barriers that prevent students from completing class readings and other various assignments to the best of their ability. 

See this article for further information on the efficacy and usefulness of Open Educational Resources:

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