You will automatically transition to the Modified Mastering platform when you copy your existing Mastering course or create a new course. Find out what to expect — and what's better in Modified Mastering.

Study better — and at your own pace

Dynamic Study Modules

Dynamic Study Modules use the latest developments in cognitive science to help you study course topics by adapting to your performance in real time.

As a result, you build the confidence needed to deepen understanding, participate meaningfully, and perform better — in and out of class.

Use your computer or the MyLab and Mastering app to access Dynamic Study Modules. Available for select titles.

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Study on your own

Study Area

You can access the Study Area for use on your own or in a study group. The Study Area includes Cumulative Tests, Self-Study, Quizzes, RSS Feeds, BioInteractive Films, Videos, BioFlix® 3D Animations, GraphiIt! Coaching activities, book-specific activities, and more.

Everything you need in one place


Pearson+ is available within your Mastering course. It gives you instant access to your course eTextbook and study tools, in one intuitive interface. Designed for students, by students, Pearson+ lets you choose how you learn best. You can listen to the audiobook, find what you need with enhanced search, and study your own way with notes and flashcards. The app lets you read where life takes you, no wi-fi needed.

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Explore the world of biology in short films

New - BioInteractive Short Films from HHMI

BioInteractive Short Films from HHMI offer assignable, movie-quality films that explore evolution topics and feature noted biologists including Peter and Rosemary Grant, Neil Shubin, E.O. Wilson, and more.

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Prep for exams, 24/7

Self-Study Quizzes

Self quizzes and practice tests help you assess your understanding of each chapter and provide feedback for right and wrong answers.

Self-Study Quizzes

Learn the toughest biology topics

BioFlix® 3D Animations

BioFlix 3D movie-quality animations help you visualize complex biology topics and include automatically graded coaching activities.

Dive into real data!

GraphIt! Coaching activities

Read, interpret, and create graphs that explore real environmental issues using real data. All 10 activities explore current topics such as the carbon footprint of food, fresh water availability, and ocean acidification in an entirely new mobile experience with accessible design.

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Additional Features

Prepare for success

Chapter Quizzes and Practice Tests help you find out whether you're prepared for exams.

Wrong-answer feedback personalized for you

Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to you. Rather than simply providing feedback of the “right/wrong/try again” variety, Mastering guides you towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.

Hints offer clear guidance

Mastering provides hints of two types that help you work through, and ultimately, solve problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding you to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for you to complete the original problem.

Dynamic, engaging content

Using 3D animations, simulations, tutorials, and activities, Mastering utilizes engaging, interactive media to help you learn the toughest topics and succeed in your course.