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Becoming an Active Reader is a comprehensive guide to rhetorical writing, an engaging reader, and a detailed grammar handbook all in a single volume. The advice and exercises found throughout help students understand and apply the most effective reading and writing strategies, while the 38 lively and thought-provoking readings encourage meaningful interaction with the written word.
Eric Henderson is an active author with OUP Canada, where his other titles include The Active Reader (2012); Writing by Choice, 2/e (2011); The Empowered Writer (co-authored with Kathleen Moran; 2010); and Short Fiction and Critical Contexts (co-edited with J. Hancock; 2009). Henderson has also published articles in leading journals such as Canadian Literature, English Studies in Canada, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. He teaches in the Department of English at the University of Victoria, where his teaching interests include composition, rhetoric, and style.
"[The text's] organization is excellent: I appreciate the way the author breaks down the steps in the writing process chronologically and into manageable pieces." --Beth Ann Wiersma, Lambton College
"Readings and sample essays help students to understand the notion of focused reading." --Raj Mehta, Camosun College