The originaland best-sellinginterdisciplinary composition text,Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum,Tenth Edition, provides the tools and strategies for students in all majors to learn to communicate effectively. The tenth edition continues to provide sound writing instruction, focusing on the key research-writing skills of summary, synthesis, critique, and analysis. An anthology of engaging thematic readings provides depth of coverage in each discipline-specific chapter. New in the Tenth Edition A new chapter on "The Practice of Writing" (Ch. 7) allows students to practice the skills and strategies that they have learned in earlier chapters and that will make them better writers. A new chapter based in sociology, "Marriage and Family in America" (Ch. 8), looks at what's happening to marriage in the twenty-first century, including feminist and gay perspectives. A new chapter based in biology, "To Sleep or Not to Sleep" (Ch. 11), explores the research about adolescents' need for sleepand how little they actually get. "Has the Jury Reached a Verdict?" (Ch. 14) on law has been updated to include accessible journalistic analyses of the case law discussed. New readings in every unit bring the most current perspectives to topics based in folklore, business, American studies, and psychology. Please visit us at www.ablongman.comBehrens, Laurence is the author of 'Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780321486431 and ISBN 0321486439.