The Longman Reader

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Widely praised for its superior teaching apparatus and thought-provoking readings, The Longman Reader remains the most successful rhetorically organized freshman composition reader.

The Sixth Edition offers fresh examples of professional essays, separate chapters on reading and writing, detailed introductions to the patterns of development, "before and after" student essays for each pattern, and more activities and assignments than any comparable reader.

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About the author (2002)

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for over twenty years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both subjects, he enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an especially clear and lively way. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Glassboro State College. He also spent a year writing fiction.

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