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The content in this open textbook was compiled and updated by Julie Warkentin, coordinator of English and Communications, and Jonathan Filipovic, Professor of English and Communications, Faculty of Humanities and Social Services at Sheridan College.

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This open educational resource textbook provides Sheridan students with the foundational information and skills necessary to be successful in diploma-level programs. The book integrates customized Sheridan-centred content, including information on academic resources available on campus and customized readings that reflect the cross-disciplinary work of Sheridan programs, students, and faculty. With a focus on writing and research skills for both academic and professional contexts, the COMM 19999 course text is a valuable resource for students as they transition from post-secondary studies into their chosen fields.

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Sheridan College

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academic resources, writing, research, writing and research, reading, presenting, visual literacy, critical reading, study strategies, reading strategies, evaluating sources, media analysis, thesis writing, organizing data, integrating evidence, academic writing, expository essay, persuasive essay, writing mechanics, presentation skills, APA, academic integrity, annotated bibliography, thesis writing


Arts and Humanities | Communication | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Warkentin, J. & Filipovic J. (Eds.). (2019). COMM 19999: Essential Communication Skills. Xerox Canada Ltd.

COMM 19999: Essential Communication Skills


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