The middle-level book in a three-book series, Connections helps developing writers make the connections between reading, writing, and critical thinking. Not a traditional workbook, Connections take a top-down approach to writing instruction. The text moves beyond traditional sentence and paragraph exercises, offering a wide variety of activities and opportunities for journaling, supplemental readings, quick reference guides, and unique step-by-step writing assignments. Connections guides developmental writers gently through every stage of the writing process. For anyone interesting in developing writing skills.