Adaptive Learning

Tools that adjust to how you learn

Finally, there’s a better way to learn. MyLab & Mastering with Adaptive Learning continuously assesses your performance and activity in real time, and, using data and analytics, personalizes content to reinforce concepts that target your particular strengths and weaknesses. You don’t have to do anything differently. MyLab & Mastering with Adaptive Learning simply makes it easier to learn—and to succeed.

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Adaptive Learning
Writing Space

Writing Space

Everything you need for better writing, all in one place

What if there were one place with the perfect tools for all your writing assignments? You’re in luck. The Writing Space in MyLab & Mastering provides everything you need to become a better writer. It lets you keep up with writing assignments, access assignment guides and checklists, write or upload completed assignments, and receive grades and feedback—all in one convenient place.

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Core Features of MyLab & Mastering


Interactive tutorial exercises with immediate feedback

The homework and practice exercises in MyLab are correlated to the exercises in the textbook, and they regenerate algorithmically to give you unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery. Exercises include guided solutions, sample problems, and learning aids for extra help at point-of-use. If you answer incorrectly, you'll receive helpful feedback.

A personalized Study Plan

MyLab generates a personalized Study Plan specifically for you based on your test results, which links directly to interactive, tutorial exercises for topics where you need the most help. These exercises regenerate with new values for unlimited practice, and include guided solutions and multimedia learning aids to give you additional help.

An eText with multimedia learning aids

MyLab includes a full eText with a variety of multimedia resources available right from the pages. Learning aids such as video clips and animations linked directly in the eText illustrate key concepts. The videos for most courses are captioned in English, and several courses are also captioned in Spanish.

24/7 access to online tutors*

MyLab enables you to work one-on-one, in real time with a tutor using an interactive whiteboard. Tutors will guide you through solving your problems using a problem-solving-based teaching style to help you learn underlying concepts. In this way, you'll be better prepared to handle future assignments on your own.

*Please note that tutoring is available in selected MyLab products, and in those products you are eligible for one tutoring session of up to 30 minutes duration with your course. Additional hours can be purchased at reasonable rates.



Tutorials that help you succeed

Mastering guides you through the most challenging topics with in-depth, self-paced tutorials that provide individualized coaching, hints, and feedback that keep you moving forward.

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 each student. 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 that 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.

A comprehensive self-study area

The study area in Mastering enables you to watch videos and animations, take practice quizzes, review key concepts, access study tools, and more. The work done here is not reported to the instructor's grade book, making it the ideal area to practice at your own pace and without penalty.

Exam prep, 24/7

Mastering's Chapter Quizzes and Practice Tests help you find out whether you're prepared, and give you the opportunity to prep for class and exams whenever you like.

An interactive eText

Packed with engaging multimedia content, Mastering's interactive eText allows you to highlight, add your own study notes, and review your instructor's personalized notes, 24/7.