Eric Henderson Writing by Choice

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Writing by Choice

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Writing by Choice is a comprehensive, widely applicable approach to developing writing skills for the academic, business, and personal realms. This "4-in-1" text focuses on helping student writers make informed choices among the many variables involved in different types of writing. Students learn about the three common types of student essays (argumentative, research, literary) and topics relevant to today's classroom, such as electronic research, source reliability, diction and vocabulary, and writing across the disciplines. The third edition is divided into three parts (a rhetoric with integrated reader, a research guide, and a handbook) and features learning objectives, current examples, new academic and professional readings, annotated student essays, definitions and cross-references in the margins, individual and collaborative exercises, chapter summaries, and a glossary.

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Eric Henderson is an active author with Oxford University Press Canada, where his other books include The Active Reader, 3e (2015), The Empowered Writer, 2e (2014), Becoming an Active Reader (2013), and Short Fiction & Critical Contexts (co-edited with J. Hancock, 2009). 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.

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"The text is comprehensive, up to date, logically organized, and sometimes even entertaining - no small feat for a writing guide. The exercises are very good, and the section on improving style is especially useful."
--Matte Robinson, St. Thomas University

"This book is fully comprehensive and can serve as the sole required text in a composition/essay-writing course. The heavy use of Canadian examples in the reader section is highly welcome."
--James Christian Parsons, University of Ottawa

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