The Empowered Writer: Writing, Reading and Research offers students a detailed and widely applicable approach to the writing process. Emphasizing the importance of research, the text encourages students to use critical thinking to make informed choices in their writing. A multitude of
exercises and examples throughout invites students to become active participants in the development of their writing and research skills. Engaging, comprehensive, and accessible, The Empowered Writer is an indispensable guide for student writers.
Eric Henderson teaches in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. He specializes in composition, teaching courses such as 'Reading and Writing across the Disciplines', 'University Writing', 'Remedial English Composition'. His current teaching interests include composition,
rhetoric, and writing style.
K. M. Moran is a professor in the Communications Department at Conestoga College. She has taught and created a wide range of courses on various communication-related subjects, including technical writing, composition, and business communication. Kathleen has also taught composition at Humber College
and Brock University.
"The extensive coverage of the writing process as well as the different kinds of writing students are likely to be asked to complete is impressive. This is one of the few texts I've seen that covers the theoretical or "meta" aspects of writing (writing = thinking + reading) AND functions as a
handbook for essay and paragraph basics, documentation, and grammar and style."
"The focus on creating meaning and linking writing to thinking at every stage is helpful to students and presents writing as a purposeful endeavour rather than an academic chore."
--Chandra Hodgson, Humber College
"The significant strength of this text is clearly its comprehensive approach to the writing process. It covers almost every aspect that the writer might consider or encounter."
--Trevor Arkell, Humber College