Lively, clear, and geared to students' needs, Communication: Making Connections directs students on the path to become more skilled, educated, and competent communicators in their everyday lives. Centered on the authors' belief that communication is about connecting, linking, sharing, participating, bonding, coupling, and joining with others, this text introduces students to the skills and theory of communication. It combines student-oriented case studies, exercises, examples, and the authors' conversational style to draw students into the text and motivate them to learn and understand the basic principles of communication. An integrated emphasis on technology-both in the text itself and in the supplements package-helps students learn about its relationship to communication. This affordable Books a la Carte Plus Edition features the exact same content from our traditional textbook in a convenient, notebook-ready loose-leaf format - allowing students to take only what they need to class.As a bonus, the Books a la Carte Plus Edition is accompanied by a full-color, laminated Study Card that's a perfect tool to help students prepare for exams, plus an access code to the MyLab for this course.