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MindTap Automotive for Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Performance, Classroom and Shop Manuals 7th Edition

Ken Pickerill

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Overview

MindTap® Automotive for Pickerill's Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Performance, Classroom and Shop Manuals, 7th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage today's students and transform them into critical thinkers. With an accessible e-reader, real-time course analytics, and a customizable learning path presenting dynamic assignments and applications, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap, you have at your fingertips the right content and a unique set of tools developed specifically for teaching automotive technology, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, so you can focus on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed with real-time student tracking that lets you adjust your course based on your students’ activity in MindTap.

Professional Automotive Technician Training Series

Ken Pickerill,

Ken Pickerill is a Certified Master Automotive Technician (with ASE Area L1 and X1) and an instructor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Pickerill was a technician for 22 years before entering the training field, and he has more than 36 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully developed content and a unique set of time-saving tools for course preparation. For example, MindTap can automatically grade assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide organizational and study tools designed to help students manage their limited time, and allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app and adjust the course as needed based on student analytics.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
LEARNING PATH:

Chapter Overviews in PowerPoint.

eBook with ReadSpeaker, note-taking capabilities and more.

Videos and animations available in the reader and on the learning path.

Chapter Assessments, including ASE-style questions.

Chapter Activities, including video quizzes, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, and more.

Job Sheets based on NATEF tasks.

Diagnostic Scenarios in DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online).
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Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

Recommended and most popular

  • ISBN-10: 1305958357
  • ISBN-13: 9781305958357
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $115.00
  • RETAIL $115.00

Digital Access + Print — Flexible Value

Recommended and most popular

  • ISBN-10: 1337577588
  • ISBN-13: 9781337577588
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $102.50
  • RETAIL $135.95

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MindTap Instructors Speak on a Streamlined Workflow - Jonathan

Instructor Jonathan Varhola from Wright State University talks about how MindTap helps him streamline his workflow.

"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781305958302
This useful CD-ROM contains a variety of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. It presents chapter-by-chapter suggestions and resources to enhance and facilitate learning.

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305958296
Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Shop Manual - Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance

ISBN: 9781305958272
The Seventh Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and drivability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel, ignition, and emissions. The Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. The new Seventh Edition features updates covering the latest automotive technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Classroom Manual for Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Performance

ISBN: 9781305958265
The Seventh Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and drivability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel, ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory. The new Seventh Edition features updates covering the latest automotive technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305958326
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

FOR STUDENTS

Shop Manual - Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance

ISBN: 9781305958272
The Seventh Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and drivability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel, ignition, and emissions. The Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. The new Seventh Edition features updates to cover the latest automotive technologies and take automotive technician training to new levels.

Classroom Manual for Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Performance

ISBN: 9781305958265
The Seventh Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and drivability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel, ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory. The new Seventh Edition features updates to cover the latest automotive technologies and take automotive technician training to new levels.