Core Features of MyLab & Mastering


Interactive tutorial exercises with immediate feedback

Practice makes perfect. The homework and practice exercises in MyLab are correlated to the exercises in the textbook. Need more help mastering material? No problem. MyLab gives 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. Getting a better grade has never been easier.

A personalized Study Plan

Ever wondered where you might need the most help in class? MyLab generates a personalized Study Plan for you based on your test results, which links directly to interactive, tutorial exercises for topics where you need the most help. These exercises provide unlimited practice and include guided solutions and multimedia learning aids to give you additional help.

Pearson eText: access anytime, anywhere

The Pearson eText gives you access to your textbook anytime, anywhere. In addition to note taking, highlighting, and bookmarking, the Pearson eText offers interactive and sharing features. Rich media options let students watch lecture and example videos as they read or do their homework. Instructors can share their comments or highlights, and students can add their own, creating a tight community of learners in your class.

The Pearson eText companion app allows existing subscribers to access their titles on an iPad or Android tablet for either online or offline viewing.

24/7 access to online tutors*

Need help with homework? Everyone does once in a while. 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 select 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.