Tour the features of Mastering Biology

See how Mastering Biology helps you master key concepts and improve results.

Mastering Biology for Majors

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Mastering Biology for Non-Majors

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Trigger your brain to learn faster

Dynamic Study Modules

Finally, there's a better way to learn! We know not every student learns the same way and at the same rate. Dynamic Study Modules assess your performance and activity in real time. They use data and analytics that personalize content to target your particular strengths and weaknesses. And, because we know you’re always on the go, Dynamic Study Modules can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or smartphone!

Access your textbook anytime, anywhere

NEW! eText 2.0 optimized for mobile

  • eText 2.0 mobile app offers offline access and can be downloaded for most iOS and Android phones/tablets from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media
  • Accessible (screen-reader ready)
  • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode
  • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search

Explore the world of biology in short films

BioInteractive Short Films from HHMI

NEW BioInteractive Short Films from HHMI offer assignable, movie-quality films that explore evolution topics and feature noted biologists including Peter and Rosemary Grant, Neil Shubin, E.O. Wilson, and more.
Self-Study Quizzes

Prep for exams, 24/7

Self-Study Quizzes

Self quizzes and practice tests help you assess your understanding of each chapter and provide feedback for right and wrong answers.

Explore interesting and relevent biology topics

Relate biology topics to course concepts

NEW Everyday Biology Videos briefly explore interesting and relevant biology topics that relate to concepts in the course. These 20 videos, produced by the BBC, are shown in class or assigned as homework in MasteringBiology.

Everyday Biology Videos

Learn the toughest biology topics

BioFlix® 3D movie-quality animations help you visualize complex biology topics and include automatically graded coaching activities.

BioFlix 3D Animations

See evolutionary processes come to life

Darwin's Finches in Galapagos Videos

NEW Filmed and narrated by Peter and Rosemary Grant, the Darwin's Finches in Galapagos videos provide an amazing look at the Grants' decades of evolutionary research. These six assignable videos will help you explore and better understand topics such as speciation, natural selection, ecological niches, hybridization, and competition, all while highlighting the scientific process of studying biology in the field and allow you to demonstrate mastery of the key concepts related to evolution and ecology.

 

Additional Features

Prepare for success

Chapter Quizzes and Practice Tests help you find out whether you're prepared for exams.

Wrong-answer feedback personalized for you

Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to you. Rather than simply providing feedback of the “right/wrong/try again” variety, Mastering guides you towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.

Hints offer clear guidance

Mastering provides hints of two types that help you work through, and ultimately, solve problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding you to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for you to complete the original problem.

Dynamic, engaging content

Using 3D animations, simulations, tutorials, and activities, Mastering utilizes engaging, interactive media to help you learn the toughest topics and succeed in your course.

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