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LOOSELEAF FOR PREGO AN INVITATION TO ITALIAN 8th Edition

3.5 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0077527815
ISBN-10: 007752781X
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About the Author

Graziana Lazzarino, a native of Genoa, received her Laurea cum laude from the University of Genoa and is currently Professor of Italian at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has taught at numerous European schools and American colleges and universities, including Wellesley College, Middlebury College, Central Connecticut State College, and the University of Nebraska. She is also the lead author of In giro per l’Italia: A Brief Introduction to Italian, Da Capo, and Per tutti i gusti. She was knighted in June 2004 by the Italian government for her contribution to the teaching of Italian language and culture.

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Product Details

  • Loose Leaf: 960 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 8 edition (May 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007752781X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077527815
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon sells the book without the book key which gives access to online content (video, conversation exercises, etc). Books sold at campus bookstores are sold with a book key. Without the book key you have to pay $52 more to get online access.
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The costs of this book has dramatically increased, making the streamlined and visually appealing content not worth the added costs (especially with used prices going as low as $7 for prior editions). The supplementary material (DVD, Audio CD, Student workbook) have been moved online, with the videos in Flash media content (not accessible to 250+ million Apple gadgets and others that don't use the bugalicious virus-trojan-enabling Flash plug-in). The workbook will run about $80 for access, and is included in the $200+ package, which is perfect for exploiting students!

The prior 7e version is more reasonable in costs, with supplementary media (separately sold) that is easily converted into a format that you can be viewed offline on any device or computer.

I am guessing that there are others that like to study offline and not be tethered to a computer to do exercises or view content.
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The book came without online access, and is not nearly as good as other more comprehensive programs. The partner McGraw Hill chose to create online content has a site that is not user friendly. There is no easy means to figure out how to buy the correct key code to get online access with your book. I don't mind paying for a program that works, ie one that makes it easy for self study, but I do mind paying for this product. Like with Cengage products, everything is designed to recruit a teacher to adopt an entire course with the online content. If teacher does not do this, the student can and will often remain confused, as it is difficult and expensive to acquire the a/v program that comes with this book. This is a horrible paradigm. Traditional college language study involves classroom, text and lab. The language lab has evolved to include multimedia instruction, and after this quality material was produced, some publishers found a way to parcel it out to students in successively more expensive products. Pearson produces texts and makes it easy for students to find the online material. They design their courses to work with both classroom and self-study. The latter is a smarter approach as many of these courses are going online. If you are a working with an individual teacher or teaching yourself, I would avoid this text.
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This book leaves a lot to be desired. The set up of the book is something that could be improved and certain concept could definitely be expanded and explained better. My teacher definitely had to fill in MANY gaps that this book left and had to expand on concepts that were not fully developed. It wasn't terrible, but could be way better.
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I purchased the e-version of the textbook, Prego. I would have liked it for my Kindle but I have an old one and the textbook is only compatible with the Kindle Fire. So I put it on my iPad. It is not perfect, some times the pages are slow to load if you try to page forward or backward too quickly, but I am getting the hang of it. It is much easier to carry around than a bulky text book.It is easy to annotate the pages I want to reference frequently. Whenever I pick up the iPad to do something I spend some time reviewing and learning more Italian. Since there are 2 of us in the family taking the class I also purchased a used version of the text so we can study independently and do practice exercises together-it is working out well.
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By iagfajd on September 7, 2013
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The item was in great condition, arrived quickly, and was cheaper than buying the bundled version of the textbook, lab manual, and workbook that Amazon sells Prego Book+WB/LM. The only problem is that bought separately, none of these come with the online QUIA access code, which is the only reason I spent a ridiculous amount of money on new copies of the books. Amazon sells the access code for $80 Quia Laboratory Manual Access Card for Prego![Access card only], but should really put that its not included in the product description page.
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This book is okay, but it doesn't explain a lot of important grammatical rules and other things that are important to know when learning another language. However, it isn't horrible. It has some great exercises in it... but I think for the next version they should take a break on all the exercises and maybe focus on explaining things more.
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Material is great but I wish I'd known this was just a PDF of the book. One of the best Italian language manuals I've ever used -- my complaint is on the e-book version.
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