Becoming an Active Reader offers students a three-in-one approach that combines 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 34 thought-provoking readings encourage meaningful interaction with the written word.
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 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.