What Is MyLiteratureLab?
In an effort to engage students in the study of literature and to help literature professors solve their teaching challenges, Pearson Higher Education developed MyLiteratureLab. No online application for literature offers the breadth and depth of resources that are found in MyLiteratureLab. From full-length films, to interactive, guided readings of key works, to a Composing space replete with a Writer’s Toolkit of resources, MyLiteratureLab enriches the students’ experience. They become critical analyzers of literature and improve their literary research and writing skills.
For almost half a decade, MyLiteratureLab has been the most widely used online learning application for literature courses at two- and four-year institutions. Our annual efficacy studies demonstrate how MyLiteratureLab enriches the teaching and learning experience.
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Resources. The Resource section contains instruction, multimedia tutorials, and exercises for literary works and writing. Topics are organized under the broad categories of Literature (Introductory, American, British, and World), Writing, Grammar, and Research. The literary resources include:
- Longman Lectures. Narrated by our textbook authors, these engaging, illustrated audio lectures present readings of influential or illustrative works. Each lecture provides insights on the author, the work, and its historical or cultural context combined with photos, pictures, and images.
- Interactive Readings. For a variety of key works, students can click on highlighted sections of text to read helpful explanations and respond to critical thinking questions. These resources guide students’ reading and promote their understanding of the work.
- Writers on Writing. Students will gain inspiration for their own writing from forty exclusive interviews with noted contemporary authors, including Rita Dove and Alberto Rios, as each discusses the craft of writing.
- Full-length films from Films for the Humanities & Sciences help students to appreciate and understand Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Othello and Sophocles’ Antigone and Oedipus the King.
- Audio productions. There is a complete audio production of Susan Glaspell’s Trifles by L.A. Theatre Works, with an introduction by author Dana Gioia.
eAnthology. The interactive eAnthology is organized by genre and alphabetized within each genre. It is an excellent study aid, allowing students to search, highlight, and take notes directly within the application.
Literature eText. Pearson's first eText is now available to adopters of Pike, Literature: A World of Writing, and integrated with the Lab’s eAnthology. The Pike eText is available in both MyLiteratureLab and the Pearson eText app.
Composing Space. The Composing space integrates market-leading resources for literature, writing, grammar, and research within an easy-to-use writing environment that looks and functions like most popular word processing programs. Students have these powerful learning tools at their fingertips 24/7 as they research, draft, and revise. In this dynamic application, students can receive feedback from their instructor, their peers, and a professional Pearson tutor. Students are encouraged to think critically as they revise and improve their skills based on their individual needs.
Portfolio. With only a few clicks, the Portfolio feature enables students to create portfolios of their work that they can easily share with their instructor, other evaluators, and peers.
WriteClick. This downloadable application encourages students to think critically about their writing and then to review, edit, and revise effectively—anywhere they write. WriteClick analyzes writing for grammar and spelling errors, provides suggestions about style and usage issues, and puts useful tools at students’ fingertips to help improve their writing. Learn more.
MyLiteratureLab’s administrative features, developed in collaboration with instructors, saves time by managing assignments and evaluating papers more efficiently. Instructors benefit from the following administrative features and tools:
- hide features that are not relevant to the course
- assign “section instructors” (i.e. TA status) to their course
- engage students in synchronous chat and whiteboard sessions with the Chat & ClassLive feature
Commenting. Found within the Composing space, the intuitive commenting functionality of MyLiteratureLab saves significant time with grading papers by allowing instructors to insert personalized feedback or select from our pre-loaded comments on key grammar or style errors frequently made by students. It also allows instructors to create personalized student study plans by linking to topics in the Resource library from the student's own writing.
Course Management. With just two clicks, Assignment Builder gives instructors the flexibility to create a variety of assignment types within these MyLiteratureLab features:
- Peer Review
- Skill Building
Transitioning to the New MyLiteratureLab
If you're already using MyLiteratureLab, we're here to help you make a seamless transition to the new MyLiteratureLab. Visit Transitioning to the New MyLiteratureLab for resources that will help you get familiar with the new navigation and option set.Back to top