Features and Benefits


  • Each unit opens with Learning Outcomes and pre-learning activities that guide students in the use of predicting, questioning, and setting a purpose for learning.


  • Students engage in multiple levels of learning for each concept through a detailed explanation, a illustrative example, one or more practice exercises, two review tests, a final review, and reading/writing assignments to offer a stair-case of learning complexity.


  • High interest topics engage students and build on their prior knowledge that is relevant to their academic, personal, and career lives. 


  • Students experience the power of a well-organized text to convey a message as they are immersed in the analysis of text structure from academic to professional texts that span patterns of organization and genres.


  • Rich visuals and interactive learning exercises illustrate skills, stimulate writing activities, and help students to "see" the concepts clearly.

  • Each Student Edition comes with one-year access to MySkillsLab with eText for personalized, accelerated, and adaptive reading and writing remediation!