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 to critical 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 afinal section of 39 readings organized into five thematic sections each of which includes diverse and cross-disciplinary readings.Not all essays contain introductions that work in these ways. For example, many journalistic essay introductions contain no conventional thesis statement. Instead, the writer may be concerned with building the essay, through a variety ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Active Reader|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2007|