After a pilot program in 2012–2013, IUP English faculty
professor John Hrebik is ready to ditch the traditional and expensive
textbooks students are required to purchase.
Hrebik has designed his syllabus and course materials to take
advantage of numerous online resources available to students for free. In addition to reducing college costs,
students learn how to utilize these resources wherever and whenever they are
“Printed textbooks can be great
resources when writing as long as the books are readily available. By teaching students how to get the same help
through online resources, students always have access to help wherever they are
writing,” Hrebik said. “The most valuable resource in all of my writing classes is,
no doubt, the unique experiences supplied by each of my students.”
During the Fall 2013 semester on the IUP at Northpointe campus, Hrebik will be teaching one section of ENGL 100: Basic Writing and two sections
of ENGL 101: Composition I.
Northpointe applauds Hrebik’s dedication and creativity to not only lower
the costs associated with attending college, but to do so in a manner that
increases the long-term learning process of the student.