A free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research. Writing Commons helps students improve their writing, critical thinking, and information literacy. Founded in 2008 by Joseph M. Moxley, Writing Commons is a viable alternative to expensive writing textbooks. Faculty may assign Writing Commons for their composition, business, STEM/Technical Writing, and creative writing courses. Writing Commons houses seven main sections: Information Literacy, Research Methods & Methodologies, Writing Processes, Collaboration, Genres, New Media, and Style.