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Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:39 pm
by DesireBrown1J
I know that a few students bought the e-textbook instead of the regular textbook. I'm interested in buying that one instead but I don't know which bundle on the Macmillan Learning student store includes the e-textbook. Do all of them include the e-textbook or only specific bundles?

Loose-Leaf Version for Chemical Principles & SaplingPlus for Chemical Principles (Multi-Term Online) & Student Solutions Manual for Chemical Principles for University of California - Los Angeles
ISBN:9781319335045 $187.99

SaplingPlus for Chemical Principles 7e (Multi-Term Online) for University of California - Los Angeles
ISBN:9781319317348 $129.99

SaplingPlus for Chemical Principles (Single-Term Online) for University of California - Los Angeles
ISBN:9781319335069 $64.99

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:29 pm
by Rita Chen 1B
Hello!

I am pretty sure there is one option that should include “e-text” in the title. The loose-leaf one will be an actually paper type book.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:41 pm
by Chem_Mod
See UCLA bookstore: https://ucla.verbacompare.com/compare?c ... F142042200

Chemical Principles (Loose-Leaf) + SSM + 24mo Sapling Learning + E-text
ISBN: 9781319254292

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:49 pm
by NHolmes3L
I bought the looseleaf one for $190 and it came with the e-text version

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:47 pm
by Victoria Li 1L
Does anyone know what the Sapling learning thing is? I heard it was extra practice but I was wondering how to access it/what kind of practice it was.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:32 pm
by Rosa Munoz 2E
If you purchase the E-textbook, you get access to additional resources.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:49 pm
by Ethan Low 1L
Sapling is kind of like the launchpad for the LS7 Series on Macmillian, if you purchase the bundle that includes sapling that would be the online E textbook. I bought all of the bundle from Dr Lavelle's link that he had shared for about $190 and it includes the E-book, sapling, solutions, and loose leaf textbook.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:15 pm
by AnayaArnold_3L
DesireBrown3K wrote:I know that a few students bought the e-textbook instead of the regular textbook. I'm interested in buying that one instead but I don't know which bundle on the Macmillan Learning student store includes the e-textbook. Do all of them include the e-textbook or only specific bundles?

Loose-Leaf Version for Chemical Principles & SaplingPlus for Chemical Principles (Multi-Term Online) & Student Solutions Manual for Chemical Principles for University of California - Los Angeles
ISBN:9781319335045 $187.99

SaplingPlus for Chemical Principles 7e (Multi-Term Online) for University of California - Los Angeles
ISBN:9781319317348 $129.99

SaplingPlus for Chemical Principles (Single-Term Online) for University of California - Los Angeles
ISBN:9781319335069 $64.99


If you buy the bundle and you can't access the e-book deven with the card they give you just call sapling learning and theyll give it to you because I had that same problem.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:03 pm
by Kennedi2J
Does anyone know if Sapling is mandatory?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:03 pm
by Rebekah Alfred 1J
Does anyone know if Sapling is mandatory?
I don't think it is.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:18 pm
by 605136321
I bought my e-textbook as a rental on Amazon, if you download the kindle app this might be a good resource :)

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:27 am
by Keerthana Sivathasan 2E
Sapling isn't mandatory, but Professor Lavelle has put "multiple additional assignments and learning objectives for those who need additional assistance" which will definitely help you in any way possible, especially if you are struggling with a specific topic and may not be able to make it to some TA or UA hours.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:46 pm
by GEOVANNAO_3F
i purchased the bundle from the ucla store? not sure if it has the ebook but I do have the additional services... maybe Im not using it right?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:57 am
by RichBollini4G
I noticed there are some differences between edition 6 and edition 7 of the book, the first parts were similar but now it is become more and more different, can edition 6 still work?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:21 am
by 005162902
Victoria Li 1L wrote:Does anyone know what the Sapling learning thing is? I heard it was extra practice but I was wondering how to access it/what kind of practice it was.


sapling is similar to launchpad for the LS7 series, you practice problems and review concepts. It comes with the textbook lavelle posted on the site!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:19 pm
by Mitchell Koss 4G
The textbook store is also offering exchanges of the Sapling online pass as there are some issues with accessing the course but the last day to do so is today.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:18 pm
by ValerieChavarin 4F
The sampling isn't mandatory but it is highly recommended as it provides you with extra practice and questions that are useful to study for the exams.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:51 pm
by Juana Abana 1G
Kennedi3K wrote:Does anyone know if Sapling is mandatory?

No you don't have to buy it. It is another additional resource that you can use.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:16 pm
by Jaklin Astvatsatryan
ValerieChavarin3E wrote:The sampling isn't mandatory but it is highly recommended as it provides you with extra practice and questions that are useful to study for the exams.

Yea, not required but it does help a lot. Shows you step by step how to solve problems.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:37 pm
by GFolk_1D
If anyone has any issues opening the Sapling after purchasing it from the UCLA bookstore I called the company and it was really helpful. I just had to send a picture of my receipt and etext code and they registered my account for the class.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:07 am
by Mai V 4L
For those on the kindle, do you like it?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:53 pm
by 605136321
you can also access a lot of free pdf versions of textbooks here:

https://b-ok.org

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:36 pm
by Sreeram Kurada 3H
For this class, I'm pretty sure that you need to get the textbook from the UCLA bookstore.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:49 pm
by lauren_tran_1L
I'm not 100% sure if it's mandatory, but I have used the free trial and completed the Week 1 homework and it showed up it in the gradebook on CCLE. And I'm pretty sure on the syllabus it makes up a part of the grade percentage. Hope this helps!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:18 pm
by SamanthaTolentino 3D
Victoria Li 1L wrote:Does anyone know what the Sapling learning thing is? I heard it was extra practice but I was wondering how to access it/what kind of practice it was.


Sapling learning is what we will be using to turn in our homework, the part that is graded. The extra practice will be the textbook questions that are in the syllabus. You can access sapling through the CCLE page under activities/ resources then external tools.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:18 am
by Ellison Gonzales 1H
You said that you heard that the sapling questions were extra practice, and that is true that there are extra practice sections (math review, practice drawing molecules, and chemical equations training). Though like others mentioned, sapling also holds the questions that are required homework for that week.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:52 am
by Zainab Jamali 1H
For anyone who ordered their textbook from the UCLA store and already received it, was it a physical copy? and if so, did it include an access code for sapling and/or the e-book?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:20 am
by Will Pham 1J
Zainab Jamali 3I wrote:For anyone who ordered their textbook from the UCLA store and already received it, was it a physical copy? and if so, did it include an access code for sapling and/or the e-book?

No, the textbook is not a physical copy. I just received my order and they just give an envelope with the code to Sapling/e-book.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:21 pm
by Lisa Wang 3B
Zainab Jamali 3I wrote:For anyone who ordered their textbook from the UCLA store and already received it, was it a physical copy? and if so, did it include an access code for sapling and/or the e-book?

A student said that they have received an email with a picture of the access code, and she said to check your junk folder and email for the code.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:34 pm
by Jenny Lee 2L
I'm still a bit confused on how we get the E-book. After ordering through the UCLA Store, and getting the access code for Sapling, is the E-book just a link for the pdf file that also comes in the mail (or through email in recent cases) or is it accessible through Sapling?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:49 pm
by LexyDenaburg_3A
Jenny_Lee_3A wrote:I'm still a bit confused on how we get the E-book. After ordering through the UCLA Store, and getting the access code for Sapling, is the E-book just a link for the pdf file that also comes in the mail (or through email in recent cases) or is it accessible through Sapling?



It's accessible through Sapling as well!! If you click on the main course link when you get on Sapling (there should be links at the top under where it says Sapling Learning), the textbook will be shown on the very right side of the page under where it says clock.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:25 pm
by AJForte-2C
Jenny_Lee_3A wrote:I'm still a bit confused on how we get the E-book. After ordering through the UCLA Store, and getting the access code for Sapling, is the E-book just a link for the pdf file that also comes in the mail (or through email in recent cases) or is it accessible through Sapling?


Once you get your login for Sapling, you can click a link that will take you to the Macmillan website that will have you set up an account so you access the textbook.Hope this helps!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:24 am
by Ruochen Yang 3B
Victoria Li 1L wrote:Does anyone know what the Sapling learning thing is? I heard it was extra practice but I was wondering how to access it/what kind of practice it was.

Actually we do need Sapling to hand in our weekly homework. You can buy the bundle at UCLA store and they will ship a code for Sapling to you if you live in U.S., or you may choose to pick up the code on campus. If you live outside U.S., just email the store, and they will send the code to you via email.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:27 am
by Ruochen Yang 3B
Zainab Jamali 3I wrote:For anyone who ordered their textbook from the UCLA store and already received it, was it a physical copy? and if so, did it include an access code for sapling and/or the e-book?

It's obviously not.(I think a hardcopy one should be far more expensive) You should receive a piece of paper with your Sapling code, and you can get the e-book on Sapling I think.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:01 am
by Ellison Gonzales 1H
Zainab Jamali 3I wrote:For anyone who ordered their textbook from the UCLA store and already received it, was it a physical copy? and if so, did it include an access code for sapling and/or the e-book?


It’s an e book for this course because there’s videos and links inside the book. You should get your code on a piece of paper. If you haven’t gotten your code yet, Lavelle sent out a link where you can access the book as a free trial until your code comes in.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:25 pm
by 905151433
I am slightly confused as to why people are saying sapling isn't mandetory?? It most certainly is. Sapling is where we submit our homework assignments which make up 50pts of our final grade.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:32 pm
by Alex Mele 2A
905151433 wrote:I am slightly confused as to why people are saying sapling isn't mandetory?? It most certainly is. Sapling is where we submit our homework assignments which make up 50pts of our final grade.


I wonder if Sapling was just optional for previous classes, because our syllabus definitely says that it's mandatory for us. Like you said, we submit our homework through sapling and use the code from the UCLA store to access the ebook.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:32 pm
by Marianna_Shand_3H
Is there a free trial access for the textbook? I bought the book but I don't think it'll get here in time for me to be able to do the assignments. Any help would be amazing, thank you

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:39 pm
by Jason_Glass_2L
When you are on the homework problems for sapling, there should be a tab that says resources, and from there you can click on the textbook and look through it. I using the free trial still and this was how I access the textbook. Hope this helps!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:44 pm
by Sophia Spungin 2E
Not sure if this is your question, but if you are ordering from the UCLA store, the e-book which is included with the sapling subscription, can only be accessed after you receive your physical Sapling access card. UCLA is currently working on shipping these codes out, and it will include access to the Sapling work program and the book. The free trial sapling access also provides access to the book I believe.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:51 pm
by Joshua Chung 2D
Marianna_Shand_3H wrote:Is there a free trial access for the textbook? I bought the book but I don't think it'll get here in time for me to be able to do the assignments. Any help would be amazing, thank you

There's an option to do a free trial for a few days; it should show up on the page that you're prompted to submit the mailed code.
If you just need the textbook itself, there are PDFs floating around online. Check sites like libgen or b-ok.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:44 pm
by Marianna_Shand_3H
Jason_Glass_3H wrote:When you are on the homework problems for sapling, there should be a tab that says resources, and from there you can click on the textbook and look through it. I using the free trial still and this was how I access the textbook. Hope this helps!


How did you access sapling if you didn't have the code sent in the mail? Also when are the homework problems due, my code should be here by 9pm tomorrow so maybe all my worrying is for nothing.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:51 pm
by angelasavage
Marianna_Shand_3H wrote:
Jason_Glass_3H wrote:When you are on the homework problems for sapling, there should be a tab that says resources, and from there you can click on the textbook and look through it. I using the free trial still and this was how I access the textbook. Hope this helps!


How did you access sapling if you didn't have the code sent in the mail? Also when are the homework problems due, my code should be here by 9pm tomorrow so maybe all my worrying is for nothing.


Is this a situation in which you already ordered the book and you didn't get the code along with it or are you just waiting on the book and the access code to come in the mail? If it's the first I would let the professor know about your circumstance, but for now we can use the (I think 10 day?) free trial which lets you access the Sapling and do the homework. The professor sent us an email about how to do that but let me know if you need help finding the access code too!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:15 pm
by Tiffanny_Carranza_2D
Tiffanny_Carranza_2D

Does anyone know where to find a physical copy of the textbook? I bought the e-book but I would really like a physical copy.
thank you (:

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:54 pm
by Eric Tam 2D
805323675 wrote:Tiffanny_Carranza_2D

Does anyone know where to find a physical copy of the textbook? I bought the e-book but I would really like a physical copy.
thank you (:


The online UCLA Store is selling physical copies. I believe it does come with a code for the e-book, so you can use it to extend the licensing period of your existing e-book if there is one. However, the store does warn that it may ship you a used copy instead of a new one. It's unlikely that a used book would still have an unused code.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:45 am
by alebenavides
Does anyone know when we get our access code? I bought the book a few days ago but haven't received it so I had to get the free 10 day trial.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:24 pm
by Mingzi Yang 1E
alebenavides wrote:Does anyone know when we get our access code? I bought the book a few days ago but haven't received it so I had to get the free 10 day trial.


When I ordered mines, it took about 6 days for the code to get delivered. I hope you will get your access code soon.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:15 pm
by Zainab Jamali 1H
Ellison Gonzales 3F wrote:
Zainab Jamali 3I wrote:For anyone who ordered their textbook from the UCLA store and already received it, was it a physical copy? and if so, did it include an access code for sapling and/or the e-book?


It’s an e book for this course because there’s videos and links inside the book. You should get your code on a piece of paper. If you haven’t gotten your code yet, Lavelle sent out a link where you can access the book as a free trial until your code comes in.


Thank you so much for your helpful response!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:19 pm
by AntonioZarich2E
Kennedi2J wrote:Does anyone know if Sapling is mandatory?

Sapling is listed on the syllabus as worth 5 points per week, so if by mandatory you mean graded, I think it is.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:20 pm
by AntonioZarich2E
alebenavides wrote:Does anyone know when we get our access code? I bought the book a few days ago but haven't received it so I had to get the free 10 day trial.

I got my access code for sapling in the mail a week or so after buying the book, but haven't gotten a code for the online book yet.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:56 pm
by Chem_Mod
Sapling includes the Etextbook and the Student Solutions Manual.
All three for the price of one.

If you have access to Sapling website then you already have access to the Etextbook and the Student Solutions Manual.

Please ask TA, or UA, or another student to show you: The Ebook is on the right side of Sapling web page.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:45 pm
by Joel Meza 3I
If you are still waiting to receive an access code in the mail after purchasing the e-textbook with Sapling through the UCLA store, try calling or e-mailing to see if you can receive your code digitally rather than having to wait.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:25 pm
by Emilie_Paltrinieri_1K
I don't think sapling is mandatory, but I would recommend it as it is a great resource, as it gives another explanation of the material covered in class.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:24 pm
by Janna Shakiba
The e-textbook is the link that Dr. Lavelle sent in one of his earlier emails. If you click on that and follow the instructions you will automatically get the e-textbook.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:24 pm
by Janna Shakiba
The e-textbook is the link that Dr. Lavelle sent in one of his earlier emails. If you click on that and follow the instructions you will automatically get the e-textbook.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:43 pm
by AlyssaMaynard1C
Is purchasing a hard copy of the textbook worth the $190? I have difficulty viewing the textbook well on Sapling's site and like have a physical copy, but it is expensive and if it helps with the exams it would be worth it.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:20 pm
by Jagveer 1I
AlyssaMaynard1C wrote:Is purchasing a hard copy of the textbook worth the $190? I have difficulty viewing the textbook well on Sapling's site and like have a physical copy, but it is expensive and if it helps with the exams it would be worth it.

I have only used the e-book and it has been working for me, but if you would benefit from using a textbook instead of the e-book, then it is definitely worth the money. Plus, when you are done with the book you could sell it and make some money.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:32 pm
by David He
I have purchased sampling access for 60 dollars or so, I believe that would be enough

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:39 pm
by 805377003
I only purchased the online textbook and sapling for $70. It was on Lavelles website.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:16 pm
by Jacob Schwarz-Discussion 3I
Kennedi2J wrote:Does anyone know if Sapling is mandatory?

The sapling is mandatory for points.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:36 pm
by Isabel Luu 1I
Are there solutions posted anywhere for the extra practice textbook problems (not the Sapling questions)?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:58 pm
by Alexis Sanft 1E
I am not sure if anyone has already covered this, but regarding what is due on Sapling, are the problems posted on Sapling the only problems each week that we are graded on? I know you are supposed complete the assigned work each week, but are the additional practice problems from the textbook just recommended for practice?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:02 pm
by Andy Hon 3E
I purchased the sapling+ 7th edition ebook a few days ago from ucla and have not received a notification for the prepaid code to access sapling. Does anybody have a solution or are in a similar situation? Thanks.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:34 pm
by ShinwooKim_3E
I already had access to the E-book because I took Chem14A last quarter, but it made me re-purchase an already bought version for this quarter (it doesn't charge).

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:23 am
by alebenavides
sapling isn't required but its how we do and submit homework and has a lot of practice problems.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:09 pm
by Andy Hon 3E
When you re-purchased, did you receive a code on email or were you able to access it right away? I still for some reason unable to get into sapling.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:16 pm
by Katie Phan 1K
Sapling is required! In the past, I believe it wasn't, but now it is. You buy the bundle that Lavelle has up on the site, it's around $70ish dollars I believe for multiterm access. It gives you access to the ebook and other resources. Sapling is also where you do the homework which I believe is worth 5 points per assignment/week. The textbook questions are not our homework, they're simply good practice.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:33 pm
by Alexis Sanft 1E
Andy Hon 3E wrote:I purchased the sapling+ 7th edition ebook a few days ago from ucla and have not received a notification for the prepaid code to access sapling. Does anybody have a solution or are in a similar situation? Thanks.


Hi, I had the exact same problem, because I did not previously take 14A with Lavelle. I know one of my friends did this as well who is in the class, and was able to email the email that had sent the receipt for her purchase of the ebook from the ucla store site, and they got back to her with instructions on how to get her code. I however, for some reason did not receive a receipt sent to my email of my purchase so I am still trying to figure out how to receive my code. If you end up figuring out another way to get your could, would you please share with me what you did!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:06 pm
by Sofia Azmat 1I
When I purchased sapling from the UCLA store last year, they did not send me an access code in my email but they mailed me a receipt instead... if you have not gotten an email from them by now they are probably going to mail you a letter with an access code on the back. Sapling allows you to access your classwork for free for 14 days though, so you can use that feature and pay later or enter your access code once you get one.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:58 pm
by Lily Anne Garcia 1C
i would encourage multi term, that way you can use it over several quarters for a more reasonable price

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:04 pm
by Hannah Chang 3K
Isabel Luu 1I wrote:Are there solutions posted anywhere for the extra practice textbook problems (not the Sapling questions)?

Go to sapling learning site for this class -> Resources -> Atkins 7e SSM (a.k.a. student solution manual). This student solution manual includes answers for odd-number textbook questions, not sure if there's a way to get answers for even-number questions though.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:22 pm
by Hannah Chang 3K
Andy Hon 3E wrote:When you re-purchased, did you receive a code on email or were you able to access it right away? I still for some reason unable to get into sapling.


At first, I tried to use the access code I got last quarter, but it said it's already used. So I chose the other option; which is something like "use my course credit". So basically, if you bought the multi-term access last quarter there should be $72 credit in your sapling account that you could apply to this class. It may seem like a re-purchase but it actually didn't charge anything and you don't need a new code. Make sure to log into Saping via the link on CCLE.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:30 pm
by Hannah Chang 3K
Alexis Sanft 1E wrote:
Andy Hon 3E wrote:I purchased the sapling+ 7th edition ebook a few days ago from ucla and have not received a notification for the prepaid code to access sapling. Does anybody have a solution or are in a similar situation? Thanks.


Hi, I had the exact same problem, because I did not previously take 14A with Lavelle. I know one of my friends did this as well who is in the class, and was able to email the email that had sent the receipt for her purchase of the ebook from the ucla store site, and they got back to her with instructions on how to get her code. I however, for some reason did not receive a receipt sent to my email of my purchase so I am still trying to figure out how to receive my code. If you end up figuring out another way to get your could, would you please share with me what you did!


You should be able to receive an electronic receipt from the UCLA textbook within a few hours after purchasing the ebook. If you didn't, maybe check your spam or check if the transaction was indeed successful.

Last quarter, I forwarded my electronic receipt to textonline@asucla.ucla.edu and asked for the access code and they email me back the access code within 2 business days.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:29 pm
by Isabel Luu 1I
Alexis Sanft 1E wrote:I am not sure if anyone has already covered this, but regarding what is due on Sapling, are the problems posted on Sapling the only problems each week that we are graded on? I know you are supposed complete the assigned work each week, but are the additional practice problems from the textbook just recommended for practice?


Yes, the Sapling is graded and that is where our actual homework grade comes from. The textbook problems are optional and just there for additional practice to help you prepare for exams and understand the concepts better.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:19 am
by Sabine Salvucci 2E
Isabel Luu 1I wrote:Are there solutions posted anywhere for the extra practice textbook problems (not the Sapling questions)?


Yes! When you open the Sapling home page for Chem 14B, the answer key for all of the odd textbook problems should be in the resource section. It is the PDF called Atkins 7e SSM. I don't think there is an answer key for evens available to us, but I believe all the questions Prof. Lavelle assigns are odd anyway.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:42 am
by alebenavides
Lily Anne Garcia 1H wrote:i would encourage multi term, that way you can use it over several quarters for a more reasonable price

yea this is more reasonable and beneficial bc u can use it on another term.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:00 am
by Ziyan Peng 3A
Hi! Does anyone know when Dr. Lavelle says the Sapling assignments are due midnight Sunday of the week is he referring to Sunday as the first day of the week? Like is the Week 1 Assignment due on 11:59pm on Jan 10th or 17th? Thanks in advance :)

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:20 am
by Akemi Karamitsos 1E
Alexis Sanft 1E wrote:
Andy Hon 3E wrote:I purchased the sapling+ 7th edition ebook a few days ago from ucla and have not received a notification for the prepaid code to access sapling. Does anybody have a solution or are in a similar situation? Thanks.


Hi, I had the exact same problem, because I did not previously take 14A with Lavelle. I know one of my friends did this as well who is in the class, and was able to email the email that had sent the receipt for her purchase of the ebook from the ucla store site, and they got back to her with instructions on how to get her code. I however, for some reason did not receive a receipt sent to my email of my purchase so I am still trying to figure out how to receive my code. If you end up figuring out another way to get your could, would you please share with me what you did!


I emailed textonline@asucla.ucla.edu a receipt of my purchase and asked them how to access the e-textbook, and they got back to me with my code pretty quickly. Just make sure you include your order number/information.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:03 pm
by Katelyn_Ortega_1D
Kennedi2J wrote:Does anyone know if Sapling is mandatory?



sapling is how you get homework points. It adds up to 50 points in total. So it is worth doing to have some extra cushion in your grade in case you do not do so well on the tests.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:15 am
by Taylor Newville 1C
Katie Phan 1K wrote:Sapling is required! In the past, I believe it wasn't, but now it is. You buy the bundle that Lavelle has up on the site, it's around $70ish dollars I believe for multiterm access. It gives you access to the ebook and other resources. Sapling is also where you do the homework which I believe is worth 5 points per assignment/week. The textbook questions are not our homework, they're simply good practice.

After completing the first assignment on Sapling, it seems like the answers do not take sig figs into account. Is this true? Would tests be the same?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:16 am
by Michelle Nguyen 3F
Taylor Newville 1C wrote:
Katie Phan 1K wrote:Sapling is required! In the past, I believe it wasn't, but now it is. You buy the bundle that Lavelle has up on the site, it's around $70ish dollars I believe for multiterm access. It gives you access to the ebook and other resources. Sapling is also where you do the homework which I believe is worth 5 points per assignment/week. The textbook questions are not our homework, they're simply good practice.

After completing the first assignment on Sapling, it seems like the answers do not take sig figs into account. Is this true? Would tests be the same?

From last quarter at 14A, we had multiple choice tests for the midterm and final and Lavelle said not to worry about sig figs because each of the answer options will vary that there closest one will be the correct answer. I think that same concept will also apply to 14B!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:18 am
by Nicole Critzer 2L
Everything on Sapling is automatically graded right? We don't have to turn anything in for this portion of the course?

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:03 am
by Sarah Huh 1K
Ziyan Peng 3A wrote:Hi! Does anyone know when Dr. Lavelle says the Sapling assignments are due midnight Sunday of the week is he referring to Sunday as the first day of the week? Like is the Week 1 Assignment due on 11:59pm on Jan 10th or 17th? Thanks in advance :)


I believe they are due Jan 17th, so the end of week 2!

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:05 am
by Sarah Huh 1K
Nicole Critzer 2L wrote:Everything on Sapling is automatically graded right? We don't have to turn anything in for this portion of the course?


Yes and the 5 community posts, but I believe that should be all that's turned in for this course besides midterms and final.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:10 am
by Gabe_Ek 1G
Nicole Critzer 2L wrote:Everything on Sapling is automatically graded right? We don't have to turn anything in for this portion of the course?


Yeah, I believe so. We just have the 5 chemistry community posts weekly that we have to "turn in."

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:17 am
by Gabe_Ek 1G
alebenavides wrote:
Lily Anne Garcia 1H wrote:i would encourage multi term, that way you can use it over several quarters for a more reasonable price

yea this is more reasonable and beneficial bc u can use it on another term.


I believe it is more beneficial because at least for when you enrolled in 14A with Lavelle it carried over into 14B.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:00 pm
by Eric Ngo 1F
Nicole Critzer 2L wrote:Everything on Sapling is automatically graded right? We don't have to turn anything in for this portion of the course?


Yep! This plus our 5 Chemistry Community posts :)

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:22 pm
by James Fu 2F
Does anyone have a link to the e-textbook? I ordered a physical copy but its taking a super long time to ship.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:33 pm
by Constance Newell
Sapling is automatically graded and we do have HW assignments due for it every sunday

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:38 pm
by Constance Newell
Also buying the fullterm one will save you more money and if u don't use it, it acts like credit..so u can use it for other classes

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:40 pm
by Constance Newell
The assignments we have due for this class are the 5 chemistry community posts and sapling every week, both worth the same amount of points

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:42 pm
by Constance Newell
Isabel Luu 1I wrote:Are there solutions posted anywhere for the extra practice textbook problems (not the Sapling questions)?

Usually not. But you can find answers for most of them at the end of the textbook. And if you can't, usually chemistry community (here) has the answer

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:02 pm
by Pratika Nagpal
When we purchase Sapling, do we get an access code, online or do we have to get the physical access card shipped to us.
Is there anyway to get the code online, for International Students - since shipping it would be an expense almost the price of the code itself

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:20 pm
by Presley Gao 2C
Yes, what is due each week are 5 posts on Chemistry Community and the Sapling assignments. Both are 5 points each for the 10 weeks, for a total of 100 points for both combined.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:23 pm
by Sable Summerfield
I am having a lot of trouble getting into Sapling. If I try to go through CCLE it says it is invalid and if I try to do it through the sapling website it tells me that I need to do it through CCLE. I need to access it asap and my access code is only arriving this week. Please help, I don't knowhow else to get in.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:15 pm
by Ellison Gonzales 1H
Sable Summerfield wrote:I am having a lot of trouble getting into Sapling. If I try to go through CCLE it says it is invalid and if I try to do it through the sapling website it tells me that I need to do it through CCLE. I need to access it asap and my access code is only arriving this week. Please help, I don't knowhow else to get in.


At least for me, I saw an option that said you could do the free 11 day trial on the same page where I was entering my credit from last quarter. I’m not sure if that’ll give you the book for a few days for free? Last quarter there was an option where we could do this and it worked well for me

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:17 pm
by Ellison Gonzales 1H
Ziyan Peng 3A wrote:Hi! Does anyone know when Dr. Lavelle says the Sapling assignments are due midnight Sunday of the week is he referring to Sunday as the first day of the week? Like is the Week 1 Assignment due on 11:59pm on Jan 10th or 17th? Thanks in advance :)

Hi! He usually specifies what week they’re due. Since there have been some sapling problems for some people, Lavelle said they are due the Sunday of week 2 (the 17th)

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:46 pm
by Andy Hon 3E
For anyone that is wondering why they possibly have not received Sapling access code. It is possible that the shipping option you chose was the "pick up at ucla" (in order to check out, they made you choose a shipping option even though its an ebook). I called Ackerman and they simply said that you can email them directly and they will email you the code.

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:01 am
by Kaleb Tuliau 3E
Pretty sure that Sapling is mandatory, and will actually be collected midnight of the following Sunday, however, is this the only "homework" due??

Re: Accessing the E-textbook

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:03 am
by Muskaan Abdul-Sattar
Kaleb Tuliau 3E wrote:Pretty sure that Sapling is mandatory, and will actually be collected midnight of the following Sunday, however, is this the only "homework" due??

Yes, I believe Sapling is the only mandatory homework. Professor Lavelle gives us textbook problems as well but those problems are not graded.