Textbook Features, Purchase Options, and Costs

The cost of WebAssign® access for your students is dependent on the textbook selected for the class.

As with printed textbooks, the cost of WebAssign access, eBooks, or other optional purchases can vary widely between classes. WebAssign pricing is based on many factors, including agreements with textbook publishers and the quantity and complexity of textbook materials and resources that are available for use in your assignments.

Some textbooks in WebAssign include traditional end-of-chapter questions but no other features. These textbooks cost only a little more than WebAssign access without a selected textbook. Other textbooks include a range of pedagogical enhancements in WebAssign that go beyond assessing what your student has learned. These might include such things as tutorial questions that guide your students through a concept, interactive simulations that help your students to visualize relationships, or additional course materials that you can use in the classroom. Access with these textbooks costs more not only because they provide more, but also because they represent a substantial investment by the publisher and WebAssign.

Some features available in WebAssign are indicated by icons displayed with the textbook.



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Your students have access to an online version of the textbook that might contain additional interactive features.

For some textbooks, access to the eBook is an optional purchase.

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Lifetime of Edition

Your students are allowed unlimited access to WebAssign courses that use this edition of the textbook at no additional cost.

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Personal Study Plan

Your students can use chapter and section assessments to gauge mastery of the material and generate individualized study plans that include various online, interactive multimedia resources.

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Textbook Resources

Additional instructional and learning resources are available with the textbook, and might include testbanks, slide presentations, online simulations, videos, and documents.

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Enhanced WebAssign

Includes advanced content including simulations and textbook examples, links to eBook, algorithmic solutions, for example, from Brooks/Cole Publishers. Specific features vary from book to book.

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Includes textbook-specific end-of-chapter questions and tutorial exercises, interactive simulations, hints, and feedback to guide learning from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publishers.

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Premium WebAssign

Includes interactive exercises with in-depth tutorials and interactive conceptual resources that allow students to visualize concepts and see cause-and-effect relationships through online simulations from W. H. Freeman Publishers.