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Fluency 5 with Information Technology: Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities, 5th Edition 5th Edition
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It would be an interesting book if it was fiction, but the writers claim otherwise. This book was required for a college class I took. The class was terrible because it revolved around this book. The company supplied the teacher with power point slides, premade tests, homework assignments, labs, the whole works. So with the teacher spending little attention to the class (just redistributing the book's material) , the errors and inefficient styles went unnoticed. The chapters were poorly made, hard to follow, or in some parts, contained flat out wrong information. As a transfer student, I was over qualified for the class but had to go back and take it as a major requirement anyway. It's designed for students who want to learn about information technology but know nothing at all about technology. But because they know little about technology, they don't question the material that's incorrect. I found many errors in definitions or looping definitions, and the incorrect use of lingo as if the writers created the words them self. It's the easy way out for teachers earning pay, headache for students who actually care for the knowledge, and paycheck for the company for creating an eight edition of nonsense with an attractive "scholastic" format.
To sum things up, it came off as a book that does all the work for the teacher, but hazes students fundamental knowledge of the base of information technology.
If you are being forced to read this book in one of your classes, get a refund and take a credit in something wroth your time.
The writer "Lawrence Snyder" likes to make claims that Apple computers are completely immune against spyware and viruses in contrast to anything else. This is an example one of many false, and dangerous, statements in this book.
(Reading and Exercises)
While some of the reading is interesting, most of the text rambles on and on making me think that the writer "Lawrence Snyder" of this book has (ADD). You will find that the text commonly goes off topic and then suddenly resumes the original topic 20 pages later. While there is some useful information in this book much of it would hardly apply in a day to day IT job. Many of the exercises in the book are tedious and cumbersome and will not help any student trying to learn information technology.
(Quizzes - trivial pursuit)
Many of the pre-generated instructor quizzes for this book would be better suited for a game of trivial pursuit. Many of the other questions are completely out of date. Some of the questions are completely up to one's own interpretation, but if you do not have the author's interpretation the student will get the question wrong.
I have found errors in my professors quizzes for this book so I am wondering now if it is because they come from the company that wrote the book...
I honestly thought the book was easy to read and entertaining at times. But I'm sure the technology majors who have written reviews know more than me about the terms.
The author makes declarations about computer science that are conflicting, and sometimes writes opinion as fact. Bolded "key" words seem to sometimes be made up by the author. There is a glaring need for a knowledgeable editor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Often has inaccurate information. The writing is nothing to write home about.
This is an old edition now, so if you need this for class, be aware that many names (and... Read more
Great quality and great pricing. Received it on time.Published 21 months ago by Peta-Gaye Watson-Russell
Required text for a computer class. The company supplies premade power points for the instructors.
lots of typos, very out of date at time of publish, maybe... Read more