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1 Welcome Course name Faculty name

2 Your course materials Solomon/Berg/Martin Biology, 8th Edition You will… —be tested —receive homework assignments —have reading assignments …from these materials! YOUR COURSE MATERIALS

3 WHY DO I NEED THE BOOK? — Nine in ten professors (90%) say that students would do better if they made greater user of the assigned textbook. — Students’ pass rates, retention rates and grades improve when they employ supplemental materials in addition to their textbooks. Zogby International, 2006

4 — Much enhanced coverage of course topics that are key to a successful majors course. — NEW Chapter 6 — An exciting, updated art program, featuring many new illustrations and figures. WHAT’S SO DIFFERENT IN THE NEW EDITION?

5 Learning Objectives at the beginning of each major section are linked to review questions and to the summary at end-of-chapter HOW DO STUDENTS KNOW WHAT THEY SHOULD FOCUS ON IN EACH CHAPTER?

6 NEW! – Key concepts are outlined in the chapter opener. Key Point boxes clarify and explain complicated art. MASTERING IMPORTANT CONCEPTS

7 CONNECTING MATERIAL BETWEEN CHAPTERS

8 GET THE GRADE RESOURCES! —ThomsonNOW —Study Guide —Glossary for Biology, Spanish Translation —Problem Based Guide to Basic Genetics, 4e

9 WHAT IS THOMSONNOW? ThomsonNOW is an easy-to-use online resource that helps you study in less time to get the grade you want! – Personalized Study Plan – Pre and post tests – Tutorials on Math, Chemistry, and study skills – Animations – Interactions – eBook

10 WILL THOMSONNOW HELP ME GET A BETTER GRADE? 87.3% of students agree using ThomsonNOW regularly helped them perform better on exams. 83.9% of students agree that Personalized Study was a valuable study tool. 95% of students responded that using ThomsonNOW on a regular basis helped them get a better grade 82.7% of students are likely to tell a friend about ThomsonNOW YES!

11 Easy to use! PRE-TESTS AND POST-TESTS

12 Study Plan PERSONALIZED STUDY PLAN

13 ANIMATIONS

14 E-Book INTERACTIVE E-BOOK

15 INFOTRAC COLLEGE EDITION — Available 24/7 — Over 20 million articles! — Nearly 6,000 journals — Updated Daily — Over 20 years of content — Can be used for any course Your research tool for papers, and projects

16 HOW TO SEARCH THE DATABASE There are 3 ways to search: Subject Guide Keyword Search Advanced Search There is also a Limit Search function, which limits the search by date, journal, or keyword. INFOTRAC COLLEGE EDITION

17 TECHNICAL SUPPORT

18 FREE COMPANION WEBSITE! Great for test prep!

19 ANYTHING TO HELP STUDENTS WITHOUT COMPUTERS? —Study Guide The most interactive Study Guide available for this course, this valuable resource includes multiple- choice questions and a variety of exercises that suit your students' different cognitive learning styles. ISBN for study guide:

20 ANYTHING TO HELP STUDENTS WITHOUT COMPUTERS? —Glossary for Biology, Spanish Translation NEW! This Spanish glossary of biology terms helps Spanish-speaking students better understand biology's terminology. ISBN for study guide:

21 YOU HAVE CHOICES OF HOW TO BUY THE BOOK! Purchase textbooks in the format and at the price that is right for you. Print Options NEW print textbooks at up to 25% off, shipped free! Digital Options Electronic texts up to 50% off Individual chapters for as little as $1.99 Study Tools Study Guides, Online Homework Assistance, Audio Content, and more!

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23 STUDENTS…PLEASE READ If your textbook doesn’t already come with the helpful study aids we’ve discussed, go to your local college bookstore or go on-line to the iChapters.com.


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