The Fourth Edition of this popular combination text/anthology integrates reading and writing skills. The approach of Read and Respond is unique: students are assessed for comprehension through summary-writing rather than objective testing. After summarizing an article, students write apersonal response. Because the summary and personal response are written in the students' own words, the instructor gains valuable insight into their vocabulary and writing ability. As a result, students develop proficiency in reading, writing, and critical thinking. The new edition retains the best features of the previous editions. It integrates reading and writing, offers step-by-step progression, includes models, exercises, and activities in each chapter, and provides additional readings for practice. New features include the following: * A new, improved two-color format, plus overview maps of each chapter. * A new introductory chapter discussing the reading process and main types of reading tasks. * A new chapter offering a wide variety of methods to improve both general and specialized vocabulary. * The addition of content area readings and/or excerpts from a college textbook in every chapter. * New articles for student reading practice in a new chapter entitled "Additional Readings." * An increased emphasis and clarification of student goals, outcomes, and benefits. * The addition of self-check review questions at the end of each chapter to help students review key concepts and consider personal applications of those concepts. The Fourth Edition is complemented by a revised Instructor's Manual, which provides an answer key for all activities, proposed syllabi for a quarter and for a semester, as well as teaching suggestions and strategies.