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YOUR COURSE MATERIALS John McMurry: Organic Chemistry, 7e. You will… — be tested — receive homework assignments — have reading assignments …from these materials
WHY DO I NEED THE BOOK? John McMurry is known for his unique writing style. In his own words… “I love to write. I get real pleasure from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly, and then explaining it in simple words. I write to explain chemistry to students today the way I wish it had been explained to me years ago.”
ARE TEXTBOOKS IMPORTANT? 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
WHAT’S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT THE NEW EDITION? Primary reason for revision was to keep it up-to-date in both scientific coverage and pedagogy Other new features: New problems (20%) based on feedback from students and professors New Focus On boxes present interesting applications to help make topics relevant for you Thorough media integration with Organic Knowledge Tools (include OWL and ThomsonNOW) to help you excel in the course
GET THE GRADE RESOURCES! —OWL —ThomsonNOW —Study Guide with Solutions Manual
– Online Web-Based Learning – the #1 online homework system in chemistry – A “Mastery” homework system where you practice until you succeed – A system that offers: Unique tools for structure viewing & drawing Online resources such as tutorials, simulations and exercises that help you understand concepts and prepare for exams – OWL helps you learn chemistry AND excel in your organic chemistry course! WHAT IS OWL?
WILL OWL HELP YOU GET A BETTER GRADE? 20% improvement in grades…2 letter grade difference between those who complete OWL and those who do little. Professor Beverly Clement, Blinn College YES! Anywhere between 10-20% point difference between the students who have done 90% of the required OWL assignments and those who have not. Professor Diana Mason, University of North Texas
WHAT IS THOMSONNOW? An additional online tool geared toward helping you assess your progress and prepare for exams – Personalized Study Plan – Graphing Workshops – Games – eBook – Interactive Exercises
TECHNICAL SUPPORT http://www.thomsonedu.com/support
ANYTHING TO HELP STUDENTS WITHOUT COMPUTERS? —Study Guide w/Solutions Manual Provides answers and explanations to all in-text and end-of-chapter exercises. ISBN for Printed Study Guide w/Solutions Manual: 0495112682
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