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Portland State University Library General Collections Guidebook book cover

Portland State University Library General Collections Guidebook

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Subject(s): Library and information services

Publisher: Portland State University Library Information Resources Management Council

Last updated: 24/08/2022

This guidebook provides a broad overview of the general collections available at Portland State University. The guidebook outlines the various resource types generally purchased and made available. It also provides instructions and links regarding how to request new resources.

Redes 2. Curso de español intermedio. book cover

Redes 2. Curso de español intermedio.

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  188 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): iwarnock

Subject(s): Language teaching and learning material and coursework

Last updated: 01/06/2022

Certificate of Innovation in College Teaching Handbook book cover

Certificate of Innovation in College Teaching Handbook

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Author(s): Jaime Wood

Last updated: 22/03/2022

Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 1 book cover

Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 1

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Author(s): Emiko Konomi

Subject(s): Language and Linguistics, Japanese

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Last updated: 31/01/2022

This is the first book in a three-book series and includes Lessons 0 through 4. Book 2 and Book 3 are available for free download at PDXScholar.

This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

Corresponding audio files are available for free online.

Publication of this book was made possible by Portland State University Library PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant program.

Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 2 book cover

Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 2

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Subject(s): Language and Linguistics

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Last updated: 26/01/2022

This is the second book in a three-book series and includes Lessons 0 through 4. https://doi.org/10.15760/pdxopen-14“>Book 1 and Book 3 are available for free download at PDXScholar. Book 1 is also available as a Pressbook.

This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

https://media.pdx.edu/tag/tagid/beginning%20japanese%201″>Corresponding audio files are available for free via PSU Mediaspace.

Publication of this book was made possible by Portland State University Library PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant program.

Your Research Journey at Portland State University Library book cover

Your Research Journey at Portland State University Library

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Author(s): Amy Stanforth, Anders Tobiason

Last updated: 17/09/2021

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The Balance of Personality

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  6 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Chris Allen

Subject(s): Psychology, Psychology: the self, ego, identity, personality

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Last updated: 17/06/2021

This open access textbook was developed as an upper division undergraduate textbook for theories of personality. Its intended audience are students from Portland State University enrolled in Psychology 432 Personality course. The chapters are shorter than some personality textbooks and in this particular course Psy 432 the textbook is combined with other readings including scientific articles on personality.
From MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic book cover

From MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic

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Author(s): Lina Gomaa

Subject(s): Language and Linguistics

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Last updated: 06/02/2021

This book is for students who have studied Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for one year or more and would like to learn colloquial Arabic basics using their knowledge of MSA. It aims at transitioning learners from Novice Mid level to Intermediate Low through presenting situations useful for living in an Arab country. The book has several features including hyperlinks, practice dialogues with open answers, cultural tips, and more.

Please see the Open Textbook Library for faculty Reviews of this textbook.

Audio files are available online

EmpoWORD: A Student-Centered Anthology and Handbook for College Writers book cover

EmpoWORD: A Student-Centered Anthology and Handbook for College Writers

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Author(s): Shane Abrams

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Last updated: 23/11/2020

EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student writing to exemplify effective writing strategies, celebrating dedicated college writing students to encourage and instruct their successors: the students in your class.

Through both creative and traditional activities, readers are encouraged to explore a variety of rhetorical situations to become more critical agents of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all facets of their lives. Straightforward and readable instruction sections introduce key vocabulary, concepts, and strategies. Three culminating assignments (Descriptive Personal Narrative; Text-Wrestling Analysis; Persuasive Research Essay) give students a chance to show their learning while also practicing rhetorical awareness techniques for future writing situations.

This textbook is designed for students of first- and second-year college composition courses (in Oregon, WR-115, 121, 122, and 222), but it is also a great tool for college prep students, more advanced writers, or independent learners. Early teachers are encouraged to use the textbook to support them in curriculum design, and experienced teachers can use it to supplement their tried-and-true methods.

Daily Departures: Speed Reading Passages for English Language Learners book cover

Daily Departures: Speed Reading Passages for English Language Learners

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Subject(s): Language and Linguistics

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Last updated: 29/10/2020

Daily Departures: Speed Reading Passages for English Language Learners is a collection of twenty 200-225 word reading passages written primarily within the 1,000-word level of the New General Service List and designed to provide fluency support for English language learners at the Waystage level of the Common European Framework Reference.

Publication of this book was made possible by Portland State University Library PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant program.