Higher Education

MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Griffin/Bone's Invitation to Human Communication, 1st Edition

  • Cindy Griffin Colorado State University
  • Jennifer Emerling Bone Colorado State University
  • ISBN-10: 1305119606  |  ISBN-13: 9781305119604
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00
Experience MindTap



MindTap™ Speech for Griffin/Bone's Invitation to Human Communication is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly delivery 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 of 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

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305119592 | ISBN-13: 9781305119598

    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

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


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Student Supplements

MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305119592 | ISBN-13: 9781305119598)

MindTap™ Speech for Griffin/Bone's Invitation to Human Communication 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.

List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cindy Griffin

Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Master of Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon. Professor, Speech Communication, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorad since 1998. Author of INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 4TH EDITION (Cengage).

Jennifer Emerling Bone

Ph.D. in Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, 2007.Emphasis: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Political Communication, Feminist Theory. M.A., Speech Communication, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2000. Teaches communicaiton studies at Colorado State University.