Did you know that reading and writing skills are connected? They are, and you'll learn the hows and whys in this book. PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS WITH INTEGRATED READINGS offers 'tell-show' instruction, many examples of good professional and student writing to serve as models for your own work, and interesting and relevant reading-based topics and prompts related to multiple course areas and careers. The reading-based writing presented in this book provides clear guidance experience in critical thinking that enables you to write competently across the disciplines and transition smoothly to the next level of the English program. The technology package includes MindTap, an interactive, online learning experience -- built on the text's content -- that guides you through the course.