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The active reader : strategies for academic reading and writing

Author: Eric Henderson
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : OUP Canada, 2011, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Active Reader offers a practical, integrated treatment of academic reading and writing at the post-secondary level. Thirty-eight thought-provoking essays that highlight a variety of disciplines and rhetorical patterns are accompanied by comprehension and analysis exercises that encourage students to apply critical thinking skills to common assignments. Featuring an abundance of engaging new readings and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Lectures et morceaux choisis (Enseignement supérieur)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Henderson
ISBN: 9780195439748 0195439740
OCLC Number: 746596543
Description: xv, 508 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1. Academic reading: an introduction --
Chapter 1. An introduction to academic prose --
Chapter 2. Conventions of academic writing --
Chapter 3. Three common kinds of academic essays --
Chapter 4. Critical thinking --
Chapter 5. Reading strategies --
Part II. Academic writing --
Chapter 6. An overview of the essay --
Chapter 7. Summaries and rhetorical analyses --
Chapter 8. Kinds of specialized essays --
Chapter 9. Writing the research paper --
Part III. The active reader --
Section One: University issues --
Section Two: Defining Canadians --
Section Three: Gender and sexuality --
Section Four: Media and image --
Section Five: Society of excess --
Section Six: The human face of science.
Responsibility: Eric Henderson.
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"The Active Reader offers a practical, integrated treatment of academic reading and writing at the post-secondary level. Thirty-eight thought-provoking essays that highlight a variety of disciplines and rhetorical patterns are accompanied by comprehension and analysis exercises that encourage students to apply critical thinking skills to common assignments. Featuring an abundance of engaging new readings and learning aids throughout, along with an eye-catching redesign, this edition helps students become confident readers and writers."--Publisher's website.

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