Am I Reading a Textbook Efficiently?

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Do you know that feeling when you’re reading the same line for ten times and not grasping the sense at all? Because I do. And I’m pretty sure that’s a very common problem for students who don’t know how in the world is it possible to learn many chapters in one night before the test (mind you, the “night” does not mean eight hours you should be sleeping).

Here are some tips that will help you. Nothing particularly mysterious or any terrible secrets passed down from generation to generation of people with straight A’s, just a small guide to improve your reading and studying habits.

First, find a nice location. It’s quite important to both sit comfortably (so that nothing would distract you) and feel collected – i.e. not lying on your back with a textbook threatening to slip out of your hands and land on your face. No judging, but I personally don’t find that studying position extremely efficient. Continue reading “Am I Reading a Textbook Efficiently?”

Tips for College Freshmen: Make It Memorable!

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The end (of the summer) is nigh! It’s already time for freshmen to buy textbooks, learn about new dorm roommates, and simply get ready for the college in all senses. Everyone standing in front of this new experience does not really know what to expect, and for sure you will encounter all the good and the bad sides of being a college student. But in order to make these years more memorable, you can engage into many activities which can expand your horizons and make your life more fun.

  • Meet new people

Don’t be afraid of going out and making friends, socializing is a skill that will always be useful. Also, getting to know a bunch of new people makes you look at things from a different perspective, and college is a perfect place for this. Continue reading “Tips for College Freshmen: Make It Memorable!”

Why Keep the Textbook Rentals?

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Renting textbooks has become very popular, and for a good reason: buying a bunch of brand-new books for the whole semester will most likely empty your account if you’re a broke student. But there’s also a good reason for you to change your mind and purchase the book you have rented.

To start with, you can purchase a book on BooksRun.com only for the difference between current market value and a rental fee (+other extension fees). There are no hidden restocking fees included in the price. Continue reading “Why Keep the Textbook Rentals?”