The Active Reader is a reader designed to provide students with a practical, integrated approach to reading and writing at a post-secondary level. The book is divided into three sections, the first on academic reading, which introduces students to the conventions of academic discourse and tocritical thinking; the second on academic writing, which begins with an overview of the college/university essay and then discusses the report, critical analyses, summaries, and research essays; and a final section of 39 readings organized into five thematic sections each of which includes diverseand cross-disciplinary readings.
About the author
Eric Henderson wrote his doctorate on American Gothicist John Hawkes and has taught courses on Edgar Allan Poe. He teaches English literature and writing in Victoria, BC.
Other titles by Eric Henderson
Summary, Analysis, Synthesis
Becoming an Active Reader
A Complete Resource for Reading and Writing
The Empowered Writer
Writing by Choice
The Active Reader / Document Guide for the Humanities Pack
Short Fiction and Critical Contexts
A Compact Reader
New Canadian Gothic Fiction