CONCISE CHAPTERS ENABLE READERS TO MASTER CONCEPTS IN SMALL, MANAGEABLE SEGMENTS AT A TIME. Most chapters in this concise edition are less than 25 pages, focusing on the key concepts for Visual Basic success.
INTRIUGING CHAPTER VIDEOS CLARIFY AND BUILD UPON KEY CONCEPTS. Each chapter offers one or more videos that demonstrate and further explain or expand upon the concepts covered in the chapter. These videos, which include self-review quizzes, can be downloaded at your convenience online at cengagebrain.com.
UNIQUE "WANT MORE INFO?" FILES PROVIDE ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES AND EXPANDED EXPLANATIONS OF KEY TOPICS. These popular "Want More Info?" files accompany each chapter to offer additional examples and further explanations of important concepts. For your convenience, these files are available for download in PDF format at cengagebrain.com.
VARIETY OF PEDEGOGICAL FEATURES ADDRESS NEEDS OF DIVERSE LEARNING STYLES. This proven book and accomplished author provide the tools readers need to learn most effectively, no matter what their learning style. This edition offers engaging videos for visual and auditory learners as well as hands-on tutorials and "Want More Info?" files for kinesthetic learners.
MINI-QUIZZES ENSURE READERS MASTER THE FUNDMENTALS. Strategically placed mini-quizzes test readers' understanding of fundamental topics before they progress to more advanced topics. Convenient provided quiz answers give students immediate feedback and lead to additional opportunities for learning.
WIDE SELECTION OF PROVEN EXERCISES CHALLENGES BOTH BEGINNING AND MORE ADVANCED READERS. Each chapter contains a diverse assortment of exercises that feature various types of practice in a range of difficulty. This breadth ensures all types of learners have the opportunity to practice key programming skills.
CAREFULLY TAILORED LEARNING FEATURES ENSURE COMPREHENSION AND IMPORTANT PRACTICE. "Read this Before You Begin" section highlights technical information while "Try This" features test readers' understanding of this basics. "Modify This" provides opportunities to manipulate existing programs, "Figure This Out" features focus on code analysis and "Swat the Bugs Exercises" provide critical debugging practice.
CLEAR FIGURES AND MEANINGFUL EXAMPLES EMPHASIZE BOTH SYNTAX AND SIGNIFICANCE. Now students can master important programming syntax and follow examples that depict syntax in use to gain a better understanding of meaning.
APPROACH EMPHASIZES PROBLEM ANALYSIS, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOLUTIONS. Readers learn to how effectively analyze problem specifications before planning and creating solutions. This edition teaches how to use pseudocode and flowcharts for planning and how to use desk-check tables for verification prior to executing code.
SAM TEST BANK HELPS YOU EFFICIENTLY AND THOROUGHLY CHECK READER COMPREHENSION. A premier testing and training tool, SAM builds readers' skills and confidence with a variety of assessment options.