Education & Reference

March 26, 2017

Fearless Author

"Fearless Author: Prepare, Publish, and Launch Your Own eBook" by Ashley Emma

Fearless Author: Prepare, Publish, and Launch Your Own eBook is a step-by-step guide that will give you an easy to follow game plan for your book launch. With its Book Marketing and Launch Checklist, lists of sites to market your book on, and other fantastic bonuses, this book is bursting with helpful information for authors! "I read nearly every book on self-publishing, and I can say that this one has information the others don’t have. If you want to be sure you are up on the latest, become a Fearless Author now!” -Ray Brehm - Bestselling Author of Author Your Success and The Author Startup

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March 19, 2017

Medical Terminology: A Living Language (6th Edition)


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With 14 streamlined chapters covering  essential A&P topics, this mid-sized book is the perfect fit for a one-semester course in medical terminology. It also serves as a useful reference for practicing professionals.


Build a strong foundation of medical terminology, step by step

Medical Terminology: A Living Language uses a carefully constructed learning system to help readers gain a successful grasp of medical language within a real-world context. Its step-by-step approach introduces the anatomy and physiology of body systems and their corresponding medical terms, as well as the rules of using word parts to form medical terms. New exercises and tips give readers the hands-on practice they need to achieve mastery. Rather than simply memorizing terms, students will gain the understanding to work with all terminology, regardless of its etymology or origins, so they can interpret unfamiliar terms they will encounter in the future.


Also available with MyMedicalTerminologyLab™

This title is also available with MyMedicalTerminologyLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. No matter their learning style, students will build a solid foundation of medical language through MyMedicalTerminologyLab’s interactive games, Dynamic Study Modules, and narrated lectures.

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMedicalTerminologyLab does not come packaged with this content. MyMedicalTerminologyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

$99.86
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March 16, 2017

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning


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To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.

Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned.

Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.


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March 12, 2017

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools


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From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.
   In a chapter-by-chapter breakdown she puts forth a plan for what can be done to preserve and improve our public schools. She makes clear what is right about U.S. education, how policy makers are failing to address the root causes of educational failure, and how we can fix it.


$13.17
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