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Time-Pressed Student Grows Confident Using MindTap for Nutrition

Time management is a challenge for Rosemary La, who works part-time and is a full-time student at California State Polytechnic Institution in Pomona, California.

How MindTap Empowered Study

Fortunately, MindTap from Cengage boosted Rosemary’s learning efficiency in an online nutrition course. With MindTap, Rosemary could read her ebook and do coursework whenever and wherever. Plus, the dashboard kept her on track by showing upcoming assignments and due dates. “MindTap made me a more confident learner by helping me become more of an independent learner,” she says. “Although the traditional professor/student interaction is a great way to learn, using MindTap helped Read More…


Business Law Student Fuels Success Using MindTap Mobile App

Kimberly Elizabeth Lyons, returning to college after a three year break, has an “awesome” experience using the MindTap Mobile App to study Business Law.

Challenge

A returning student new to online courses, Kimberly previously felt unmotivated to learn, and was nervous about being back in college.

Solution

MindTap for Business Law

Result

MindTap interactive resources made learning fun, boosting Kimberly’s engagement and confidence. The iPhone app enabled her to study on the subway, while the Print feature mimicked the familiarity of printed text pages.

Read about Kimberly’s awesome experience using MindTap for Business Law


Nutrition Student Nourishes Confidence with MindTap

Neha Parikh, a freshmen at Arizona State University studying Nutrition, builds her confidence studying with MindTap for Nutrition.

Challenge

A Kinesiology major aiming to be an osteopathic doctor, Neha wanted effective resources to help her retain course content.

Solution

MindTap for Nutrution

Result

MindTap videos demonstrated interpersonal interactions that the student will likely face in her profession, and helped her remember and apply what she learned; quizzes aided test preparation and built confidence — and she aced the course.

 

Read Neha’s story of success using MindTap for Nutrition


Study: Accounting Students Thrive with CengageNOWv2

There are myriad ways to study Accounting, but what’s the best way? A review of nearly 3,000 students using CengageNOWv2 from Cengage, found 82% said the online learning platform helped them better understand their Accounting course material.

Study Infographic

This infographic shares a good summary of the study findings, including key insights from students:
“Using CengageNOWv2 helped me understand how Accounting in business fit into the real world through the examples given.”
“I can understand the bigger picture with most concepts now, with the help of the amazing videos. That is hands down the best part of the CengageNOWv2 program.”

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MindTap Sparked Motivation to Study U.S. History

Jeff Jacobs, a Junior at Liberty University, had been skeptical about digital learning products before he tried MindTap for U.S. History. MindTap kept Jeff organized, motivated and definitely made him more confident in course material.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Jeff was annoyed by previous digital experiences, and indifferent about studying in the course Solution: MindTap for U.S. History Result: MindTap offered convenient access to course materials and study tools in one place; Progress App motivated Jeff to work harder to beat the class average. He got an A.

Learn how Jeff got motivated to study and succeed with MindTap for U.S. History

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Economics Less Daunting with the Interactivity in MindTap

Dicari Henry, a Junior at Houston Community College, had a deeper, richer Economics learning experience using the interactive tools and features of MindTap for Microeconomics.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Dicari, an economics novice, needed extra help outside of class to grasp unfamiliar concepts

Solution: MindTap for Microeconomics

Result: The MindTap interactive eBook, problem-solving videos, Concept Clips, Aplia homework with guidance for wrong answers and adaptive test prep helped Dicari not only learn effectively, but earn an A.

Read how Dicari mastered economics with MindTap


Test Prep Tools Power Student Through Political Science

Victoria Costner, a Freshman at East Carolina University, used MindTap for Political Science for her class and credits the platform with helping her learn how to study.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Victoria, a Political Science student has trouble focusing on lectures in class, and sometimes misses key points

Solution: MindTap for Political Science

Result: MindTap provides “perfect study utensils”: highlighted key points from the instructor, StudyHub for creating study guides to prep for tests and a mobile app for reviewing on the go.

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Learn While Commuting with MindTap for Art History

Francisco Rubio Fernandez, a Freshman at Santa Monica College, studied on-the-go—and on his own schedule—with MindTap for Art History, earning an A and saving him from lugging a heavy book around.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Francisco had no study space at home so needed to do assignments on his commute to school, but his clunky textbook didn’t suffice Solution: MindTap for Art History Result: The MindTap eBook, mobile app and text-to-speech feature made Francisco’s commute time to school productive; flashcards helped him learn the specialized terms used in art history. He earned an A.

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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

Read about Rebecca’s Experience with WebAssign for Calculus