English Composition & Rhetoric


This guide can help you find English materials from various OER providers.

Please visit the Open Educational Resources Subject Guide to learn more about the following:

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Highlighted English Materials

These materials are open educational resources (OER) that are free to use without first seeking permission from the author. However, how they may be used is determined by their licensing.

"Introductory composition with an emphasis on essay writing in common rhetorical styles". -Merlot

Written by: Lumen Learning


Creative Commons:
CC BY 4.0

"Practical Guide for students struggling to improve their writing to meet standards." - Merlot

Written by: Wikibooks


Creative Commons:
CC BY-SA 3.0

"Text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition." -Merlot

Written by: The Saylor Foundation


Creative Commons:

English OER Collections

The purpose of these discipline specific pages is to showcase content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes.