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Academic Advanced Writing
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This text is intended for students and instructors of Academic Advanced Writing for English Language Learners. In our class, we will explore writing as a way to express yourself, to convey your ideas to others, to demonstrate what you know, and to advance scholarship in your academic field. Most importantly, we will explore the ways that strong writing can help you to communicate your unique thoughts and opinions.

You already have good writing skills in your first language(s). To enter scholarly conversations in the U.S., the next step is to sharpen your academic writing skills in American English. This text aims to help you uncover the expectations of professors and scholars in the U.S. regarding writing and critical thinking, to help you succeed in college.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
Author:
Nancy Hutchison
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Critical Reading, Critical Writing
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This is a handbook to understanding College Composition, ENGL 121. The emphasis in this course won’t be learning how to construct grammatically-correct sentences (though grammar is part of it), nor will it be learning how to write the perfect five-paragraph essay (honestly, you can forget everything you’ve learned about those); instead, the emphasis will be learning how to contribute to a knowledge-making community—communities like the ones you will encounter in your other courses, regardless of discipline, but which you will also encounter in the professional and civic contexts you hope to be a part of after you leave college. In a nutshell, you are here to learn how to use the writing process to create knowledge and perspective that is useful to you and others.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Curated Or Composed The English Faculty At Howard Community College
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Crowdsourcing Ungrading
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This book represents the crowdsourced wisdom, reflections, failures, and triumphs of those educators exploring ungrading in their courses, at their institutions, and within their communities of practice. It contains contributions of all sizes, genres, and experience. Whatever is honest and authentic about doing ungrading. Hopefully, dear reader, you have come to this book with a deep interest in the ungrading phenomenon, especially as it relates to teaching during a global pandemic. More importantly, and regardless of any pandemic, it is assumed that the reading audience of this book is invested in a pedagogy of empathy, an approach that trusts students first and foremost. When the investment involves our students, nothing else compares.

One important part of this text is that it supports user annotation (and commenting) via Hypothes.is. We can use this tool to share our annotations and engage with one another as we read/respond/reflect upon the various contributions in this text. According to Remi Kalir, “[A]nnotation is a collaborative activity that can contribute to social connectedness and online community-building” (Annotate Your Syllabus 3.0). We can become knowledge producers as we make our thinking visible via social annotation.

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Education
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
David Buck
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Essentials for ENGL-121
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This text contains the essential readings and resources for ENGL-121. It is an open textbook, which means that it is considered part of Open Educational Resources (OER). Usually, OER are composed under a Creative Commons license that invites its users to reuse, revise, remix, adapt, and repurpose content for specific needs. One important part of this text is that it supports user annotation (and commenting) via Hypothes.is. We will be using this tool to share our annotations and engage with one another as we read/analyze the readings in this text.

This introductory text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from a number of open text publications. The majority of the content is adapted from Open English @ SLCC, an evolving digital book created and maintained by English Department faculty at Salt Lake Community College. This book is evolving and adaptive, offering a range of texts on rhetoric, writing and reading, with specific attention to the needs of a diverse community of users. Unlike a traditional textbook, the writing in this book invites remix, adaptation, and repurposing to match the specific needs of its users--emerging writing students and instructors primarily--but also faculty and students at other schools, course designers, WPAS, and anyone else interested in open texts about writing, language and literacy.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Buck
Date Added:
02/16/2021
INFO 100: Information Literacy and College Success Coursebook
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INFO 100 will guide you in building upon your current talents, skills, and interests in order to gain new ones, including the following:● Shaping your new college identity● Managing your time wisely● Moving into a fulfilling and viable career● Interacting with others● Thinking and learning deeply● Studying effectively● Maintaining your health● Managing your financesIn this course, you’re invited to explore all of the habits of highly successful students, including the following, which comprise discrete topics in the course: Be open to learning about yourself. Be open to meeting others. Develop images of success. Define your goals. Use your time wisely. Explore career options. Find a major that fits. Build professional skills. Network. Socialize. Appreciate diversity. Relish student life. Examine your thinking. Think critically. Think creatively. Use technology. Prepare for class. Attend class. Build memory skills. Engage actively. Read abundantly.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Floyd Csir
Date Added:
02/25/2021
Introduction to Intrusion Detection System
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Welcome to CMSY 164, Introduction to Intrusion Detection System. IDS (Intrusion Detection System) system monitors the network and or host for malicious activity using network traffic to signature based rules.

An IDS can be run on a single host (Host based IDS) or on the network (Network based IDS).

This class will primary cover the network based IDS using Snort open source application.

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Applied Science
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Sung Lee
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Introduction to World Geography
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Most individuals define geography as a field of study that deals with maps, yet this definition is only partially correct. A better definition of geography may be the study of natural and human-constructed phenomena relative to a spatial dimension.

This book is adapted from work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY) in 2019 by R. Adam Dastrup, Introduction to Physical Geography and Introduction to Human Geography. This adapted edition is produced by Howard Community College.

This adaptation has altered or updated the original 2019 text with additions adapted from Introduction to Human Geography published by Dorrell, David; Henderson, Joseph; Lindley, Todd; and Connor, Georgeta, “Introduction to Human Geography” (2019). Geological Sciences and Geography Open Textbooks. 2. https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/geo-textbooks/2. Copyright 2018 by University System of Georgia, produced and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 license.

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Geography
Social Science
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Textbook
Author:
R Adam Dastrup
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Social Problems: Continuity and Change
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Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book’s subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

Social Problems: Continuity and Change is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.

This adaptation has reformatted the original text, and replaced some images and figures to make the resulting whole more shareable. This adaptation has not significantly altered or updated the original 2010 text. This work is made available under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

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Social Science
Sociology
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Philip Vilardo
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Understanding and Changing the Social World
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The founders of sociology in the United States wanted to make a difference. A central aim of the sociologists of the Chicago school was to use sociological knowledge to achieve social reform. A related aim of sociologists like Jane Addams, W.E.B. DuBois, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett and others since was to use sociological knowledge to understand and alleviate gender, racial, and class inequality.

Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by Howard Community College through the support of an OER grant.

This adaptation has reformatted the original text, and replaced some images and figures to make the resulting whole more shareable. This adaptation has altered or updated the original 2010 text with additions adapted from a Introduction to Sociology 2E published by Openstax (Download for free at http://cnx.org/contents/afe4332a-c97f-4fc4-be27-4e4d384a32d8@15.1.), produced and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 license. This work is made available under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

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Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
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Author Removed At Request Of Original Publisher
Date Added:
02/16/2021