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Bring literature to life

MyLab Literature Lessons

These engaging, multimodal lessons present readings of influential or illustrative works. Each lesson provides insights on the author, the work, and the historical and cultural backdrop—while using photos, pictures, and images for added interest.

Multimedia Resources

MyLab Literature brings literature to life with a wealth of multimedia resources—including videos, animations, audio readings, and author biographies.

Enhanced reading experiences

Interactive Readings

For a variety of key works, students can click on highlighted sections of text to read helpful explanations and respond to critical-thinking questions. These resources guide students’ reading and promote their understanding of the work.

Engaging learning tools

Learning Catalytics™ 

Learning Catalytics is an interactive classroom tool that lets you use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to participate and stay engaged. Simply respond to the questions your instructor posts during class. Your professor can use the results of these questions to help address misunderstandings, start small group discussions, or decide that you’re ready to move on to a new idea. With Learning Catalytics, you can tell your professor what you did—or didn’t—understand without saying a word.

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Additional Features

Mobile Access

With access to your MyLab course via your tablet or mobile phone, you can now easily study and complete assignments anywhere at any time!

A Personalized Learning Experience

MyLab Literature keeps students focused and accelerates their progress using a combination of macro-level assessments, a course-level diagnostic test, and micro assessments through pre- and post-tests for each set of topics.

Composing Space

The Composing Space integrates market-leading resources for literature, writing, grammar, and research within an easy-to-use writing environment that looks and functions like most popular word processing programs. Students have these powerful learning tools at their fingertips 24/7 as they research, draft, and revise. In this dynamic application, students can receive feedback from their instructor, their peers, and a professional Pearson tutor. Based on their individual needs, students are encouraged to think critically as they revise and improve their skills.

The Literature Collection

MyLab Literature includes Kennedy and Gioia's popular series The Literature Collection, an eText with more than 700 selections and valuable multimedia resources—including professional performances, author biographies, contextual videos, and interactive student papers—that bring literature to life.


For other titles, the interactive eAnthology is organized alphabetically within each genre. It is an excellent study aid, allowing students to search, highlight, and take notes directly within the application.