Text and Thought, 2/e offers a comprehensive approach to developing and strengthening both developmental reading and developmental writing skills. Incorporating the most essential and useful topics in reading and writing, this integrated book includes a wealth of writing exercises along with high-interest professional and textbook readings. Readers are first guided through the application of skills and then given an opportunity to practice these skills independently. The second edition offers strengthened coverage of both reading and writing, providing more exercises, essays and textbook excerpts, and increased coverage of vocabulary and the Internet. Resourceful, engaging, and up-to-date, Text and Thought, 2/e combines the complementary skills of reading and writing with an interactive approach. For those interested in developing their reading and writing skills.