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    This e-book is available for free to all of your students. It can also be converted to .pdf and printed, or be ordered as a class text through your institution's bookstore, most likely at a very low price (check with your bookstore).

    You may use parts of this book to create your own book and remix with other materials as long as correct licensing and attribution are used (please see below).


    The goal for this textbook was to revise and adapt the open educational resource (OER) textbook, Writing for Success so that the revision met the wide-ranging current needs of California community college students. We added additional scaffolding for developmental and English Language Learners to help them with reading, writing, and college success skills; materials for learning in multiple modalities; teacher resources for lesson planning and level appropriateness; and expanded materials about the reading and writing process. This in-depth revision allowed us to combine pre-collegiate level English instruction along with more traditional first year composition materials.


    This textbook is designed to be remixed to suit the needs of a given college, course, or instructor.


    This textbook was also designed to be used offline.


    To cite this text as a whole, use the following attribution:

    Kashyap, Athena and Erika Dyquisto. Reading, Writing, and College Success: A First-Year Composition Course. Funded by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Libretexts, 2019.

    To cite works of writing from within this text, use the following attribution:

    Authorlastname, Firstname. "Title of Literature." Writing, Reading and College Success: First-Year Composition for All Learners. Eds. Athena Kashyap and Erika Dyquisto. Libretexts, 2019.

    Please be aware that, while the textbook as a whole is licensed CC BY-NC 4.0, individual literary texts and pages within the anthology may include different licensing permissions. Please be sure to check the licensing permissions of each page before adapting: some works, such as those with CC BY-NC-ND licenses, cannot be changed and must be reproduced in the exact way they are represented in this textbook. Please contact copyright holders of these works if seeking different permissions. All attributions of these pages must be recreated verbatim in any reproductions.

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