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Requesting New Content

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The Sapling Learning content library contains a broad selection of high-quality questions, but there will likely be times that you can’t quite find the problem you’re looking for. When this happens, one of your options is to submit a request to our content team.

When we receive a request for a new problem, we first decide whether it would be a valuable addition to our library. If we determine that the problem would be a good addition, one of our subject matter experts writes it out in detail. The problem is written in full Sapling Learning style, including a complete solution and specific feedback. Next, the problem goes through at least two stages of internal review to ensure accuracy and quality. After passing review, the problem is added to our library.

From start to finish, this process typically takes about one week per problem, depending on the complexity of the problem. Questions involving graphics will generally take longer.

In 2015, about 80 of the new questions that we added to the physics and astronomy libraries were written in response to requests from instructors. Some of our best content has originated this way, so please keep the requests coming!

About the Author
Jonathan Bratt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics and math from Geneva College. He obtained his Ph.D. in physics from MIT, where he conducted research in the field of Lattice QCD. Specifically, his work involved understanding how the properties of protons and neutrons arise from the interactions of quarks and gluons. As a graduate student, he was a TA for a number of courses, ranging from the introductory physics sequence to the junior-level laboratory course. After graduating from MIT, Jonathan joined the faculty of Huntington University in Indiana, where he taught introductory physics to science majors and conceptual physics to non-science majors. He also taught an introductory electronics lab course.