The instruction and exercises in Connections will improve your writing, reading, and critical thinking skills. The special section, Mastering Your Study Skills, offers guidance and practice in such areas as taking notes, using computers, understanding learning style, and dictionary use to help you become a stronger student. This new edition offers more writing instruction, stronger exercises and activities, and contemporary tips in Mastering Your Study Skills, which discusses learning in the 21st Century. For additional help, check out these leading practice resources: Writing With a student-user approval rating of 97%, MyWritingLab offers comprehensive practice on the major skill and writing topics. The exercises in MyWritingLab were designed to help you transfer you skills into writing. See more at www.mywritinglab.com. Reading With a student-user approval rating of 90%, MyReadingLab offers two practice formats to help you sharpen your reading skills while improving your overall reading ability. See more at www.myreadinglab.com. Reading & Writing MySkillsLab combines the strengths of MyReadingLab and MyWritingLab, enabling you to practice reading and writing in one place. See more at www.myskillslab.com. If your book did not come packaged with a MyLab, you may purchase access at the Web site. www.mypearsonstore.comMontgomery, Tammy is the author of 'Connections: Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205607334 and ISBN 0205607330.