Bookshelf CoachMe Feature Overview for Students

Bookshelf CoachMe Feature Overview for Students

Imagine having a free study coach whenever you need it. Bookshelf CoachMe provides ungraded practice questions and knowledge checks right in your Bookshelf etext. These AI-generated questions help you prepare and practice all in one place. This learn-by-doing approach based on learning science can improve your study experience by showing you what you already know, so you can focus on what you need to learn.

Note: CoachMe is currently primarily an online feature. It is also available in some of our Bookshelf applications.

Locate the Practice Questions and Knowledge Checks  

To find the practice questions and knowledge checks, navigate to Bookshelf via your Learning Management System course. As you read, practice questions will appear both in the margin and in the bottom right of the reader. Click on either the margin icon(s) or Practice Questions pane to view and answer the questions.  


Practice questions appear throughout the chapters as you read, while the knowledge checks are at the end of the chapter or unit. Each set of questions is identified in the margin with different icons: 

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Navigate and Answer Questions 

Practice questions will appear in the margin as you read, and knowledge checks will show up at the end of each chapter. Answer each question, then click Check Answer to submit. Feedback on your answer will appear on screen, as will options to try the question again.   

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You can scroll through to preview the questions using the arrow or clicking on the question number.


Practice question types include multiple-choice, text entry, pulldown, text box, word bank, and self-graded submit and compare.  

Reader Preferences 

Not sure if a title features Bookshelf CoachMe questions? Check Reader Preferences! 

  1. From within a textbook, click the Reader Preferences icon.  
  2. If CoachMe is an option, the eTextBook has the feature. 


With Bookshelf CoachMe, you can test your knowledge while you read and study, ensuring you show up to class confident and prepared for what’s next 



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