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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 […]


The Top 10 Best Colleges in America

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Almost 70% of high school graduates or people between the ages of 16-24 enrolled in college.  College is an exciting time to venture out into the world and discover more about yourself and becoming an adult. You’re able to study subjects that interest you and meet new people.  But it’s tricky choosing what college to […]


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 […]