• Solving the Mystery: Finding the Guffey Premium Websites

    by Dr. Mary Ellen Guffey

    You're lost and confused! You've tried to access the many resources that accompany your Guffey textbook, but you just can't find them.

    Let me explain. My coauthors and I have prepared loads of resources for our three books, but these wonderful extras are found at the book's Premium website, not the Companion website. Anyone may access the companion site, which offers flash cards and a glossary of terms for every chapter. However, all of the premium content is available only at the Premium site.

    Here's what students receive at the Premium site for Essentials of Business Communication, 9e:

    STUDENT RESOURCES at the Premium Website:

    • PowerPoint chapter review slides
    • Chapter review quizzes (with answers and feedback)
    • Personal Language Trainer (complete grammar/mechanics tutorial)
    • Company scenarios
    • Writing Improvement Cases
    • Grammar/Mechanics Checkups
    • Speak Right! and Spell Right!
    • Sentence competency drills
    • Beat the Clock game (reviewing chapter concepts)
    • Flash cards and glossary

    Students gain entry to the Premium site with the access code that comes with each new edition of the book. They may also purchase access to the premium resources for $35.25 at www.cengagebrain.com.

    I've also put together a wealth of materials for instructors at the Premium site for Essentials of Business Communication, 9e:

    INSTRUCTORS' RESOURCES at the Premium Website

    • Instructor's manual
    • PowerPoint program (complete)
    • Transparency masters
    • Certified test bank
    • Teaching materials including comprehensive instructional modules
    • Exercises, quizzes, handouts
    • Additional resources including such items as links to my current newsletter, archived newsletters, user comments
    • KnowNOW (current event activity and discussion items)

    You can access the Premium instructor resources by following these directions:

    1. Go to www.cengage.com/login
    2. Sign in if you are returning, or register if you are new.
    3. Provide your user name or e-mail address.
    4. At the dashboard page, under "Add a title to your bookshelf," add Guffey/Loewy, Essentials of Business Communication, 9e:
      Textbook ISBN-10: 1111821224
      Textbook ISBN-13: 9781111821227
    5. On the right side of the dashboard screen, under Additional Resources, click INSTRUCTORS CLICK HERE FOR ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 9e.
    6. To add the student site to your dashboard, click STUDENTS CLICK HERE FOR ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION.

    Please let me know (m.e.guffey at cox.net) if you have trouble accessing the Premium Instructor website for any of my books. I'll make sure you find what you need!