Higher Education

MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hamilton's Communicating for Results: A Guide for Business and the Professions, 10th Edition

  • Cheryl Hamilton
  • ISBN-10: 1305120272  |  ISBN-13: 9781305120273
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00
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About

Overview

Hamilton's Communicating for Results: A Guide for Business and the Professions, 10th 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. 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: 130512023X | ISBN-13: 9781305120235

    List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.75

Efficacy and Outcomes

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Video Testimonials

Reviews

“[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

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

— Stephen Brusnighan, Kent State University

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

— Robert Black, Global Business, SUNY Maritime College

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

— Carey Roberts, History, Arkansas, Technology University

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

— Student, San Jose State University

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

— Student, University of Central Florida

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

— Student, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cheryl Hamilton

Cheryl Hamilton, an author well known for her writing style and award-winning teaching, is professor emeritus at Tarrant County College-NE Campus in the Communication Arts Department where she served as department chair and communication professor and continues to teach each fall semester to stay close to students and try out new textbook material. Her numerous awards -- including the Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Teaching -- show her love of teaching. Although she specialized in business communication and public speaking, Dr. Hamilton taught more than 10 different communication courses. Throughout her career, she served as mentor to many beginning teachers; presented more than 40 papers at national conferences; conducted numerous seminars for large and small corporations; served on multiple educational committees; and authored two additional texts -- THE ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING and COMMUNICATING FOR SUCCESS. An Illinois native, Dr. Hamilton received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University, her master's degree from Purdue University, and her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas.

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