It's back to school season! I've started my last year of graduate school, which means this is the last time picking out cute notebooks and supplies, my last first day of class, and my last time buying textbooks.
Okay, so buying textbooks is usually a pretty boring experience - find the cheapest price and click "buy," right? But this year, McGraw-Hill Education is introducing a new product - SmartBooks! The SmartBook is the first textbook to allow for adaptive reading and learning, modifying your experience based on how each student individually learns and absorbs information.
I was given a SmartBook to try out, and it was a really interesting experience! The book automatically highlights the most important concepts, and at the end of each chapter, you test your knowledge. Then, the book adapts based on what areas you need to focus on. The interface is really great for a digital textbook - when you are reviewing at the end of the chapter, you can easily reference the text itself. Plus, studies have proven that the SmartBook can improve student performance by at least a letter grade.
Choosing a SmartBook can help you learn, but McGraw-Hill Education is also pledging to donate a textbook to children in need for every SmartBook purchased by October 31, 2014. You can also use the code FORWARD14 to get 15% off your SmartBook purchase to make textbook shopping more affordable. For more information, be sure to watch the video below or visit the website.