Many people are often intimidated by reading, writing, and critical thinking. Yet these skills are vital to success in life. This book, therefore, provides readers with the confidence and ability to achieve success. The authors, a reading specialist and a learning disabilities specialist, have compiled their twenty years of practice and knowledge of the theories of reading and learning into this book. With clear, concise instruction that respects the readers' diversity, the book helps readers discover that reading, writing, and thinking are accessible, interrelated, and user-friendly processes. The book includes readings designed to hold interest, generate discussion, and encourage further reading. Also included is vocabulary instruction, end-of-chapter reviews, and newspaper and magazine materials to assist the developmental reader. Students and teachers of reading and writing or others who want to improve their skills in these areas.Skidell, Myrna B. is the author of 'Main Idea:reading to Learn' with ISBN 9780023097928 and ISBN 0023097922.