Skill Set is for postsecondary students who need to hone their English writing and reading skills in order to meet future academic demands. Students who get unsatisfactory results on an institution's English writing entrance test take non-credit classes that have been established to help these students transition into this new environment. The classes are a mix of international ESL students, Canadian ESL students, and native speakers. Skill Set third edition is largely based on our highly successful Skill Set second edition with some notable improvements in organization and ease of use. Some new material has been added, and that includes new readings, mainly newspaper articles. Theme-based units cover a wide range of topics and themes; each unit is structured around the unit theme and has specific communicative goals. In Part One, Skill Development, each unit's theme is a specific writing skill. Grammar is dealt with as a necessary factor in effective communication, but is not emphasized. In Part Two, Reading Selections, each unit's topical theme ties the three reading selections (or "articles") within the unit together. A complete teacher's resource will be available online.