McGraw Hill Connect® for Microbiology

SmartBook 2.0 is the Smart Choice for Tailored Content

SmartBook 2.0 is a targeted reading experience that prepares students for a higher level of learning. It contains the same content as the print book, but actively tailors that content to the needs of the individual. Adaptive technology guides the student to master and remember key concepts, targeting gaps in knowledge and offering customized feedback.

The free ReadAnywhere® App makes it easy for students to fit learning into their lives – anytime, anywhere – by allowing them to download their entire eBook or individual chapters to a smartphone or tablet and read without an Internet connection.

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Helping to Prepare Students for Success

Microbiology Prep

Prep for Microbiology provides an adaptive tool designed to help students quickly and efficiently prepare for college-level coursework. Microbiology Prep individually identifies essential concepts students don’t fully understand and provides learning resources to teach these concepts, so they enter the course prepared. Modules include:

Fundamentals of Science - The Science of Biology

  • Chemistry of Life
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • DNA Biology
  • Survey of Organisms

Fundamentals of Math and Statistics for Life Sciences

  • Basic Math Skills
  • Graphing and Statistics

Fundamental Skills for the Scientific Laboratory

  • Basic Laboratory Safety and Considerations
  • Laboratory Skills and Knowledge
  • Writing Laboratory Reports

Fundamentals of Student Success

  • Preparing for Academic Success
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Maturing Academic Skills

Interactive Questions and Animation Learning

Interactive content including videos, animations, and assessment content bring key concepts to life, which drives student engagement and critical thinking skills.

Helping Students Gain a Deeper Understanding of Core Concepts

Bringing Relevancy into Your Course

Relevancy Modules

These assignable modules help students see how Microbiology relates to their everyday lives. Each module consists of an overview of scientific concepts, engaging visuals, and in-depth application of those concepts. These 9 modules will help to ensure students are retaining the information around these important concepts.

  • Scientific Thinking in Everyday Life
  • Fermentation and the Making of Beer
  • Microbes and Cancer
  • Vaccines: Your Best Defense
  • Global Health: Impact of Infectious Disease
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Biotechnology: The Helpful Side of Microorganisms
  • COVID-19: The Rise of a Global Pandemic

Virtual Labs

Virtual Labs is a fully online lab solution that can be used as an online lab replacement, preparation, supplement, or make-up lab to bridge the gap between lab and lecture. These simulations help a student learn the practical and conceptual skills needed, then check for understanding and provide feedback. With adaptive pre-lab and post-lab assessment available, instructors can customize each assignment.

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Bridging the Gap Between Lecture & Lab

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