The most accessible text on academic reading and writing with selections that will capture student interest.
Combining guidelines for rhetorical writing, a grammar handbook, and a selection of thought-provoking readings, this practical, integrated treatment of academic reading and writing is ideal for students studying composition.
Eric Henderson is an active author with Oxford University Press Canada, where his other books include The Active Reader, 4e (2018), The Empowered Writer, 3e (2017), Writing by Choice, 3e (2015), and Short Fiction and Critical Contexts (co-edited with J. Hancock, 2010). He teaches in the Department of English at the University of Victoria, where his teaching interests include composition, rhetoric, and style.
"I absolutely love the currency and relevancy of the new readings. The length of the readings is also highly appropriate. The topics are excellent and so important to teach right now: fake news, conspiracy theory, google, tech, immigration, and so on." --Gwendoline Dirk, Medicine Hat College
"This is an engaging and well thought out textbook, with a nice balance of instruction on both writing and reading, as well as thought-provoking readings to interest students." --Kathryn A. Pallister, Red Deer College