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Sapling Plus for Pierce

Genetics: A Conceptual Approach continues the Pierce tradition of pedagogical excellence and scientific currency. In addition, it features a new digital component, SaplingPlus, combining Sapling’s acclaimed online homework with an extensive suite of interactive learning resources and course management features.

Created and supported by educators, Sapling Learning's instructional online homework drives student success and saves educators time. Every problem contains hints, answer-specific feedback, and solutions to ensure that students find the help they need. With Sapling, every problem counts.

This comprehensive and robust online platform combines the innovative high quality teaching and learning features with Sapling Learning’s acclaimed online homework for genetics.

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Sapling Online Homework

Proven effective at raising students’ comprehension and problem-solving skills and recently updated with hundreds of additional questions, Sapling Learning‘s innovative online homework for Genetics offers:

  • Immediate, Individualized Feedback
  • Each student gets the guidance they need when they need it
  • Efficient Course Management
  • Automatic grading, tracking, and analytics helps instructors save time and tailor assignments to student needs
  • Industry-Leading Peer-to-Peer Support
  • Each instructor is paired with a Client Success Specialist—a fully trained PhD or Masters level colleague ready to help with everything from quizzes and assignments to syllabus planning and tech support

Plus superior interactive features for Genetics

Students are provided with media designed to enhance their understanding of genetic principles and improve their problem-solving ability, including:

  • A fully interactive e-Book
  • Problem solving videos
  • Gradable End of Chapter Questions written by Ben Pierce
  • Animation activities

How it Works

Sapling works in 3 simple steps!

Step 1 - Meet Your Customer Success Specialist
We match you with a Customer Success Specialist—a PhD or master's-level expert—to provide platform and course support throughout the semester.

Step 2 - Customize Your Course
Your Customer Success Specialist can help you tailor all aspects of your course—homework questions, grading and more–to meet your student learning goals.

Step 3 - Track Student Progress
Sapling Learning automatically tracks student progress and compiles performance analytics so you can identify and address specific student needs and save time during office hours.

Find out more about Sapling Learning, contact us for a discussion or demonstration day.