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Making Sense is a combined developmental English book integrating reading and writing instruction in every chapter. Integrated instruction in developmental reading and writing makes the book perfect for those interested in developing both reading and writing skills. Multicultural selections are included throughout the book. Emphasis on metacognition helps the reader understand how to learn and apply their learning style to other courses for success. Chapters 1-9 are organized by theme (memory, intelligence, stress, etc.) that connects reading/writing skills and improves comprehension skills. Scaffolded instruction in vocabulary allows the reader to have a firm foundation as he moves on to more complex skills. Includes a mini-grammar handbook with exercises for reference. For those interested in developing their reading and writing skills at both the 10-12+ grade level and the essay level, respectively.