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MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Pickerill's Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, 6th Edition

  • Ken Pickerill
  • ISBN-10: 1305274814  |  ISBN-13: 9781305274815
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Automotive for Pickerill's Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, 6th Edition 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. MindTap Automotive meets the needs of today’s automotive classroom, shop, and student. Faculty and students will find editable and submittable job sheets based on NATEF tasks. MindTap also offers students the opportunity to practice diagnostic techniques in a safe environment while strengthening their critical thinking and troubleshooting skills with the inclusion diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Additional engaging activities include videos, animations, matching exercises, and gradable assessments.

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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.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, googledocs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class
  • 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 automotive shop simulation, DATO.
  • Within MindTap students are able to edit and submit job sheets, based on the NATEF task list, 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. Breakdown of both Classroom and Shop manuals.
3. Chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint Overview.
4. Videos and animations.
5. Activities- videos with questions, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, etc.
6. Assessments.
7. DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online: Diagnostic Scenarios).
8. Job Sheets, based on the NATEF tasks.

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

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305274822 | ISBN-13: 9781305274822

    List Price = $115.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.25

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.