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This section of our blog lists all our articles relating to textbooks. You’ll find ways to save money and tips on getting the best deals on textbooks.

Can I Sell Damaged Textbooks? How Much Can I Get Away With?

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It’s no secret that college is expensive. The average cost for one year of college education ranges from $26,590 for in-state students to $53,980 for students attending private schools.  Over $1,000 of that cost goes to textbooks, and for some students, that’s way out of budget.  Fortunately, there are ways to cut down on those […]

What Does OER Mean? What Does It Have to Do with Textbooks?

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After getting your financial aid package and college loans for tuition, you still have to pay for textbooks and digital materials. These additional costs can be a challenge for most students. In fact, textbook costs are a barrier to student success and even increase dropout rates.  Did you know that open educational resources can lighten your […]

Saving $$: Do Editions of Textbooks Matter?

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“There’s a new edition of the book for my spring media studies class out. It costs almost $150! The 2017 version only costs $12!! How much do editions of textbooks matter? There’s a lot I could do with the $138 I’d save.” You’re probably feeling cheated–by your college, the instructor, the book publisher, and a […]

College Success Hint: How to Take Notes from a Textbook

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You’re ready to crack open that brand new textbook. But are you prepared to actually read for understanding?  Learning how to take notes from a textbook helps you pick out the key information. Effective notetaking can improve learning and help you commit the information to memory. It not only helps you score better on your […]

Asking for a Friend: Can I Buy My Books With Financial Aid?

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When you’re a college student, money is always tight. Even if you have a job to help pay for some essentials, you probably still need financial aid to cover school-related expenses.  One of the school-related expenses that many students forget to budget for is textbooks. And textbooks are not cheap. It’s not uncommon for a single textbook […]

Reading the Lines, Online: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Textbooks

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Currently, e-books account for approximately a quarter of global book sales. It’s a demonstration of how e-books and electronic textbooks are transforming the way people are creating, disseminating, and viewing the information in an increasingly digital world. Downloadable files from various e-book stores now include everything previously found in print format. Today, you can find […]