USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Contribute a Verse: Adopting OER for First-Year Composition

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Diana Edelman-Young, Tanya Bennett, Donna Gessell

This interactive workshop will present a newly available open-access resource for teaching composition: Contribute A Verse: A Guide to First-Year Composition. Written collaboratively by eleven experienced professors at the University of North Georgia, this text presents best practices for teaching college-level writing. An open educational resource, this text was recently leased by the Board of Regents and is freely available via Galileo and can be printed on-demand. The text integrates the principles of classical rhetoric with practical exercises in a tone that readily connects with college students. The text also includes a section on writing in the physical and social sciences and a reader with themes for writing, features that demonstrate the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the text. From planning to publication, Contribute a Verse also offers a model for how departments in other disciplines and institutions can collaborate to create their own materials.

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Tanya Bennett

Dean of the Honors Program, University of North Georgia

Diana Edelman

University of North Georgia

Donna Gessell

University of North Georgia

Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Room K

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