The Active Reader: Strategies for Academic Reading and Writing / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Oxford University Press, USA
Designed to provide students with a practical, integrated approach to reading and writing, The Active Reader is divided into three parts. Part I: Academic Reading introduces students to the conventions of academic discourse and to critical thinking. Part II: Academic Writing begins with an overview of college/university essays and then discusses reports, critical analyses, summaries, and research essays. Part III: The Active Reader features thirty-nine diverse and cross-disciplinary readings that are organized into five thematic sections.
* The essaysmost of which are less than five years oldhave been chosen specifically for their currency and relevance to students' lives.
* Suggested activities for the individual essays will initiate class discussions and encourage students to work collaboratively as well as individually.
* Diverse and cross-disciplinary, the readings focus on problems and/or solutions applicable to today's world.
* A variety of rhetorical patterns are illustrated within a problem-solving framework, enabling instructors to use a more traditional rhetorical approach if they choose.
* In "The Active Voice" featureswhich speak directly to studentsexperts offer their perspectives on particular issues or writing points.
* The rhetoric and handbook section is integrated with the essay section, thus reinforcing all the principles outlined in the first two sections as students work through the essays.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Eric Henderson teaches composition at the University of Victoria.
Table of Contents
Classification of Readings (by Genre)