The popularity of MyMathLab has seen growth in the last few years, and with many schools asking their students to purchase this program instead of buying a textbook, you might be wondering what is so special about this service? 

Although each class that uses this system will require different amounts of use, it is good to know everything you can do with it. There are some features that you may not need to use for your class, or that are optional but may help you receive a higher grade.

So, taking the time to understand all that this program has to offer is worth it. 

Here are some of the main features that you should know about and take advantage of. Not every class will have this program, and being in a class that does will give you a major advantage. 

Main Features 

Because most of your schoolwork for a course will be done through this program, you will want to know how to get the most out of it. Taking advantage of these features will make sure you get the help you need to raise your grade and understand the concepts better. 

Gives Feedback 

After you have answered a homework question, you will get feedback about your answer. If you are wrong, then MyMathLab will give you hints about where you went wrong and how to get back to the right answer. 

This is a big help for some, but this does not just give you the answer. You will need to do the work to get the answer right. If you still need help and don’t understand what you’re doing wrong, then other features can come in handy. 

Example Problems 

If you’re having a tough time with a certain problem, and don’t know what to do next, you can have the program walk you through a similar problem to show how it is done. This will give you a step-by-step guide on how to solve the problem without giving you the answer to the one you’re working on. 

This can be extremely helpful for those who are more visual learners and need to be shown what to do diving in themselves. Also, this can help you identify the area of your work where you missed a step or took a wrong turn. 

You can see what you were doing wrong and attempt to fix that on the original problem. 

Help Solving The Problem 

If you are still having trouble, you can choose to have the program show you what to do on the original problem. This will take you through each step of the process and direct you to the right answer. 

Although this can still be useful for the toughest problems, you will lose credit for a problem when you do this. So, don’t use this too often. 

Ask My Professor 

This program also offers quicker access to your professor for questions and concerns. Through the Ask My Professor option, you can get ahold of your professor and get help with the problem without losing credit. 

However, remember that professors are not going to answer on many nights and weekends and their responses will be on their own time.