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Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers

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In the late 1970s, instructors at the University of Pittsburgh recognized that students were entering the school unprepared for the rigors of ... Show synopsis

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The Pageturner

Textbook Follows Twisting Trail

by The Pageturner on Oct 10, 2008

I currently have this book in my college composition class, and I have various feelings about it. It is targeted towards students who have trouble with reading comprehension and remembering what they just read, among other things. Some of the stories are "all right", but it disappoints me that most of the authors say everything that needs to be said in the first several pages, yet ramble on for about 30 or 40 pages. I don't think they have enough poetry in the book, mostly essays. The best essay I have read (so far. We just began the book a few weeks ago) has been "Our Secret" by Susan Griffin. "Ways of Reading" is better than some textbooks I have read, they just need to add more spice to the next edition which is the 9th.

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