Bookshelf CoachMe® Feature Overview for Students

Bookshelf CoachMe® Feature Overview for Students

Imagine having a free study coach whenever you need it. Bookshelf CoachMe® provides free ungraded practice questions and knowledge checks right in your Bookshelf® etext. Bookshelf CoachMe helps you prepare and practice all in one place. Practicing has about six times the effect on learning than reading – that’s called the Doer Effect, a learning science principle. This learn-by-doing approach can improve your study experience by identifying what you know and focus on what you need to learn.

Locate the Practice Questions and Knowledge Checks  

To find your free practice questions and knowledge checks, navigate to Bookshelf via the course in your Learning Management System (LMS) / Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As you read, practice questions will appear both in the margin and in the bottom right of the reader. Click on either the margin icon(s) or Practice Questions pane to view and answer the questions.  


Practice questions appear throughout the chapters as you read, while the knowledge checks are at the end of the chapter or unit. Each set of questions is identified in the margin with different icons: 

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Navigate and Answer Questions 

Practice questions will appear in the margin as you read and knowledge checks will show up at the end of each chapter. Answer each question, then click Check Answer to submit. Feedback on your answer will appear on screen, as will options to try the question again.   

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You can scroll through to preview the questions using the arrow or by clicking on the question number.


Practice question types include multiple-choice, text entry, pulldown, text box, word bank, and self-graded submit and compare.  

Reader Preferences 

Not sure if a title features Bookshelf CoachMe questions? Check Reader Preferences! 

  1. From within a textbook, click the Reader Preferencesmceclip1.pngicon.  
  2. If CoachMe is an option, the etext has the feature. 


With Bookshelf CoachMe, you can test your knowledge while you read and study, ensuring you show up to class confident and prepared for what’s next 



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