This fourth edition remains firmly focused on helping students develop a lame repertoire of reading and study strategies to meet the demands of reading college-level expositor- prose. Features in the fourth edition include: Thematic reading units. Each of the themes includes a complete text chapter and 6-8 related articles: First Amendment Freedoms (Government by the People, 20/E, Burns et al.) Managing Human Resources & Labor Relations (Business, 7/E, Griffin & Ehert) Crime & Violence (Social Problems, ll/E, Kornblum & Julian) Is Earth Experiencing a Biodiversity Crisis? (Biology: Science for Life, Belk & Borden)Jane L. McGrath Professor Emerita is the author of 'Building Strategies for College Reading: A Text with Thematic Reader (4th Edition) (McGrath Developmental Reading)', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131848894 and ISBN 0131848895.