Kathleen T. McWhorter is professor emerita of humanities and former director of the Learning Skills Center at Niagara County Community College. She has also been on the faculty of the State University College at Buffalo. She is the author of a number of books on reading and writing skills for developmental and freshmen-level students, including Expressways: Writing Scenarios, Paragraphs and Essays, Second Edition ( 2009); Pathways: Writing Scenarios, Sentences to Paragraphs, Second Edition ( 2010); The Writer’s Selections, Fifth Edition (2008); Academic Reading, Seventh Edition (2010); Efficient and Flexible Reading, Ninth Edition (2011); Active Reading Skills, Second Edition (2008); and Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading And Beyond, Fourth Edition (2009). She has also authored a composition reader, Seeing the Pattern: Readings for Successful Writing (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006) and coauthored, with Jane Aaron, The Successful Writer’s Handbook (2009).