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!
You can access the Study Area for use on your own or in a study group. The Study Area includes Cumulative Tests, RSS Feeds, Google Earth Activities, Virtual Field Trips, Animations, and book-specific activities.
Found throughout many of our textbooks, SmartFigures are annotated illustrations that come to life as narrated videos in Mastering. These videos will assist in your understanding by explaining geology and Earth science concepts in a non-technical way.
Chapter Quizzes and Practice Tests help you find out whether you're prepared for exams.
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.
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.
Using 3D animations, simulations, tutorials, and activities, Mastering utilizes engaging, interactive media to help you learn the toughest topics and succeed in your course.