MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Gilles' Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, 5th Edition

  • Tim Gilles Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California
  • ISBN-10: 1305273869  |  ISBN-13: 9781305273863
  • © 2016 | Published
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MindTap® Automotive for Gilles' Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, 5th 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. MindTap Automotive includes videos, animations, and NATEF-based job sheets, which are included as editable PDFs that you can complete online and submit to your teachers from within the MindTap environment. MindTap also offers you the ability to practice and build your diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment through diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Through these resources and 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 and career. Access to this product is valid for 24 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Contol 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.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
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  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what's important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
  • Includes diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online.
  • Within MindTap, students are able to edit and submit activity sheets and ASE preparation worksheet, correated to NATEF tasks, for faculty grading.
  • Activities include videos, animations, assessments, ASE-style questions, and more!

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.

1. eBook with ReadSpeaker, note-taking capabilities and more.
2. Chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint Overview.
3. Videos and animations.
4. Activities: videos with questions, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, etc.
5. Assessments, including ASE-style questions.
6. DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online): Diagnostic Scenarios.
7. Worksheets based on NATEF MLR tasks.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305273877 | ISBN-13: 9781305273870

    List Price = $115.00

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Tim Gilles

Tim Gilles has authored or co-authored several textbooks and has been active in professional associations for many years. He was president and a board member of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), a board member and election committee chair of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), a member of the California Community College Chancellor's Trade and Industry Advisory Committee, and education committee chair for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association. Mr. Gilles has also served several terms as a board member of the Santa Barbara Automotive Service Council and is active in industry associations such as AERA, The Automotive Repair Coalition, and IATN, including delivering presentations at numerous conferences. He was an automotive teacher for 38 years and is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Gilles holds the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinst.