Efficacy and research

Calculus Student Upped Her Game with WebAssign

Alicia Colon, Sophomore at the University of Central Florida, loves the immediate feedback and personalized features in WebAssign for Calculus, as they’re perfectly tailored to her homework needs.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Alicia needed problem-specific help to improve understanding and complete homework assignments on time.

Solution: WebAssign for Calculus

Result: WebAssign enables multiple attempts on questions and gives instant feedback on wrong answers, reinforcing skills and helping Rebecca learn from her mistakes; she attributes her A to WebAssign

Read how Alicia elevated her performance with WebAssign for Calculus

 


Practice Makes Perfect for Calculus Student Using WebAssign

Rebecca Caro, Freshman at Florida State University, achieved much in her Calculus class with the practice and guidance she found in WebAssign from Cengage.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Rebecca had a difficult calculus course, needing lots of practice and guidance outside of class

Solution: WebAssign for Calculus

Result: WebAssign enabled Rebecca to work at her own pace, practice as much as she wanted and get problem-specific help from video solutions and tutorials; she was pleased with her B

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First-Time User Falls In Love with MindTap for Educational Psychology

Nia Berry, junior at Texas Southern University, found herself better prepared in her MindTap classes than in her non-MindTap classes, having a better experience than expected as a first-time user of  MindTap for Educational Psychology.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Nia, an Education major who felt pressed for time was wary of digital learning products Solution: MindTap for Educational Psychology Result: Nia “fell in love” with MindTap, saving her from having to make and print flashcards. It further streamlined searching and creating study guides, and gave her confidence to participate in class.

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Student Optimizes Study Time with MindTap for American Government

A busy double major, Bilal Shalash, a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, was a new user of online study tools like MindTap for American Government. Yet, he made great use of the tool to deeply learn and master his course material.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Marketing/Spanish major was concerned about course material costs, but wanted quality resources to make every study minute count Solution: MindTap for American Government Result: More affordable than a print text, MindTap offered adaptive test prep for productive studying, flexible study tools, a mobile app for learning on the go and a text-to-speech feature ideal for multi-taskers.

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Student Gets Deeper Understanding of Psychology with MindTap

Natalie Schoenfeld from Ohio State University gained a deeper understanding of—and new perspectives on—her Psychology course material by using MindTap for Psychology to enhance learning.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Motivated neuroscience major needed an effective study tool to solidify her grasp of course content

Solution: MindTap for Psychology

Result: Natalie earned an A; MindTap quizzes prepared her for tests and boosted her confidence, by providing practice with likely test questions and guided feedback for questions answered incorrectly

 

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Nutrition Course Easier to Swallow Thanks to MindTap for Nutrition

Brittany Roman, a junior at the University of Delaware, found MindTap for Nutrition empowered her to successfully balance classes and life—while still getting good grades.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Brittany, a multi-tasking exercise science major, needed learning resources to support her busy schedule

Solution: MindTap for Nutrition

Result: MindTap enabled Brittany to listen to her textbook while she did other things, and still prepare efficiently for tests; Diet Analysis software was a course focal point, conveniently accessible through MindTap.

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Challenging Chemistry No Match for Student Using OWLv2

Danielle Riboul, Post-Bachelor’s student at Florida Atlantic University, excelled in her chemistry class despite a heavy course load and three jobs, thanks to mastering homework with OWLv2 from Cengage.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Danielle, a conscientious, yet time-pressed neuroscience major, needed efficient learning resources to practice and prepare for tests Solution: OWLv2 General Chemistry Result: OWLv2 with an integrated eBook allowed Danielle to do homework on her laptop wherever she was; guided mastery activities with feedback helped her practice and improve problem solving skills—and get an A in the course

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Shy Student Gains Clarity with MindTap for Economics

Hear how Megan Kernan, Sophomore at the University of Alabama, overcame her classroom shyness—and a fear of asking questions in class—to excel during personal study using MindTap for Economics.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Megan felt confused by her instructor’s explanations of concepts, but was hesitant to ask questions in class

Solution: MindTap for Economics

Result: MindTap helped Megan effectively on her own by providing readings, practice problems similar to the ones on the exam, immediate feedback for wrong answers and links to relevant study resources

 

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Student Discusses Success with MindTap for Communication

Hear about Shaloun Mims, a Freshman at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and her success using MindTap for Communication.

Success Story

Challenge: Student unfamiliar with digital learning products worried that MindTap would be costly and problematic to use

Solution: MindTap for Communication

Results: MindTap—with its eBook, study tools, targeted feedback and affordable price—was easy to access and use on the student’s laptop and phone; she attributed her A in the course in part to MindTap

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Visual Learner Finds Great Success Studying U.S. History with MindTap

Liberty University student and visual learner calls MindTap for U.S. History a “game-changer” for reading and retaining course content. Working full time and going to school is a challenge in itself, but studying walls of text at night can be a recipe for disaster. Fortunately for Lauren Bankole, Sophomore at Liberty University in Virginia, her professor for U.S. History is using MindTap. MindTap is an interactive learning platform that features a mobile-ready textbook, videos, quizzes and flashcards all available online or on a convenient mobile app. This type of interactive learning is perfect for someone like Lauren who is Read More…