MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Wood's Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication, 7th Edition

  • Julia T. Wood University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • ISBN-10: 130527122X  |  ISBN-13: 9781305271227
  • © 2015 | Published
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MindTap™ Speech for Wood's Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication, 7th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly deliver appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.
  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.
  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments ‘on the fly,’ making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today’s teachable moments.
  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.
  • Track students’ use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.
  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.
  • Automatically grade all homework and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

Each chapter is structured as a learning unit that guides students through the course content by providing everything a student needs to succeed, all in one place, from the reading to practice to assessment and reflection.
START - each learning unit begins with an engaging warm-up activity that guides students in discovering the learning objectives.
READ - chapter material is presented along with activities directly related to the reading.
PRACTICE - opportunities are presented to practice what is learned.
DO - activities related to videos, quizzes, and other multimedia are presented to demonstrate student understanding of the content, including “Practice and Present,” unique to MindTap Speech.
REFLECT - guided reflection on how concepts and skills apply to real life.

Alternate Formats

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305271211 | ISBN-13: 9781305271210

    List Price = $80.00

Efficacy and Outcomes


“[MindTap] provides innovative and user friendly technologies to enhance learning and aid instruction, varied enough to appeal to different learning styles and preferences.”

— Andrew Robinson, Eastern Illinois University

“[MindTap] is a combination of online text, learning management system, and social media tool that provides great opportunity for students to engage with course material and interact with one another in order to improve comprehension and retention of information.”

— Mark Cruea, Ohio Northern University

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Julia T. Wood

Julia Wood joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she was 24. During her 37 years on the faculty, she taught classes and conducted research on personal relationships as well as gender, communication, and culture. She was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. In addition to publishing 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the country. Her accolades include 14 awards honoring her teaching and 16 awards recognizing her scholarship. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.