Course Texts

Writing For Success (OER Textbook)

Writing For Success

This online textbook will provide a resource for basic essay writing and academic reading skills as well as grammar and sentence structure. The book is free. You will at times download sections as they are assigned. Other times we will use the text in class or you will use it on your own devices.

Here is the url: http://open.lib.umn.edu/writingforsuccess/

Writing for Success by [Author removed at request of original publisher] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Companion for the First Year at City Tech

The Companion for the First Year at City Tech, in its 5th edition, was created specifically for students at City Tech. This resource is provided to you and will be used in this course.

Grammar Databases and Resources

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab at Purdue University)

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Purdue OWL is an important and reliable resource for your writing needs in freshman composition and throughout your college career. For first year students, Purdue OWL offers concise advice on basic essay writing techniques and grammar issues. As you continue your college studies and writing assignments after this semester, the tips sheets on MLA and APA format found on Purdue OWL will be invaluable. There are also subject specific guides for writing in various fields, including medical fields, social sciences, and literature courses.

We will refer to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab frequently in our classroom. Due to copyright, materials from this site will not be replicated, but you can access them at any time.

Writing Center @ the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Writing Center @ the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Writer’s Handbook

https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/index.html

This site offers direction in basic writing skills and academic essay writing. In our class, we will refer to this site for our research papers when working on in-text citations. Due to copyright, materials from this site will not be replicated, but you can access them at any time.