Tour the features of Mastering Microbiology

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

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Engage in microbiology topics

NEW! Interactive Microbiology Tutorials and Animations

Interactive Microbiology actively engages you in each topic while learning from manipulating variables, predicting outcomes, and answering formative and summative assessment questions.

Each Interactive Microbiology tutorial begins with a clinical case scenario that explores real health care problem-solving. The modules explore challenging and important topics including Operons, Biofilms and Quorum Sensing, Aerobic Respiration in Bacteria, Complement, and more.

Review and learn key concepts

Microboosters

NEW! Microbooster video tutorials cover key concepts needed to review (or learn for the first time), including Study Skills, Math, Scientific Terminology, Basic Chemistry, Cell Biology, and Basic Biology.

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!

Give students access to their 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 for select titles
  • Accessible (screen-reader ready)
  • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode
  • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search

Get ready to succeed in lab

MicroLab Tutors and Lab Technique Videos

MicroLab Tutors and Lab Technique Videos prepare you for lab by introducing and assessing your understanding of lab concepts and techniques.

Lab Technique Videos

Nineteen Lab Technique Videos show proper procedure and provide assessment to ensure preparedness.

MicroLab Practicals

Sixty-seven MicroLab Practical activities give students the opportunity to practice analyzing and interpreting lab results.

Make the most out of going to class

Learning Catalytics™

Learning Catalytics is an interactive classroom tool that lets you use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to participate in and stay engaged in lecture. Simply log in and respond to the open-ended questions your instructor posts during class. Your professor can use the results of these questions to help address misunderstandings, start small group discussions, or decide that you’re ready to move on to a new idea. You can also use Learning Catalytics to anonymously let your professor know that you didn’t understand something.

Additional Features

Prepare for success

Get Ready for Microbiology helps you prepare for the course through Pre-Tests, Post-Tests with Study Plans, tutorials, animations, activities, and an integrated eText.

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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