Create a holiday mood not only by putting on “All I Want for Christmas” but by reading awesome Christmas books. They are full of magic, love, sacrifice, and mysterious events (well, even criminal stories, if you please). Christmas is too of an important cultural and family event to be left untouched by the greatest authors of our times. If you dig deep enough, almost any writer has put in a word or two about this holiday season. It is a lot to choose from, and we’ve made a list of novels, short stories, fairy tales, and memoirs to inspire you to find some holiday mood while reading.
You can use some of these books as presents or add them to your holiday reading list for the next year. Many of these texts were turned into movies and cartoons so that you can double up the pleasure. We suggest you pick a book or two from the selection below, sit in a cozy chair with a mug of warm beverage, and dive into the holiday mood!
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Reading and writing are essential skills that students mostly learn from school. Unfortunately, because of this, many students only associate it with study environment, homework, and essays which gives it a negative connotation. If you hang around as many youngsters as I do, you’ll notice that few teens get as excited about reading a book as they would about watching a show on Netflix or going to the movies.
It’s crucial to not just force young people to read and write through tedious assignments. As an educator, you should actually get them to fall in love with the art and craft. Without that love, the students will never read again when they aren’t forced to.
Here are a few proven ideas that can help your students or teens fall in love with reading and writing. If you are a student yourself and you struggle with written assignments at college, these great tips will definitely help you write and read with more ease and joy.
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2020 has been harsh on us for too many reasons. Was there even something good or worth a laugh? Any positive trends, not-canceled events, statistics that are not about the numbers of infected? At BooksRun, we still strive to look positively at the year that’s almost behind (and honestly, we are also happy to wave it goodbye). We’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list of positive statistics and trends of 2020 to cheer you up and lift your spirits. You’re encouraged to write your own list of achievements as well. Let’s remember 2020 for something positive and let it go away with our hopes for a better future!
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Things are shifting in the world of education. With the pandemic, learning is moving largely online. You’re adapting to a new routine and trying to figure out how to stay productive despite it all. And if you’re prepping for college, you also have to worry about how you’re going to pay tuition in a world where those prices just keep going up.
Saving for your higher education can be a lot of work – you might be working while studying or maybe even taking on some side gigs to make ends meet. If you’re in need of extra savings for school, there are a handful of painless ways to add to your stash with minimal effort or time.
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Do you pay attention to the type of bookbinding when choosing a textbook or a blank notebook? Books come in different formats and binding styles, but does it even matter? Surprisingly, it does! Bookbinding affects the price of your textbook (you will learn what type of binding to get to save money) as well as the book’s durability and functionality. If it is a hard toil just to place the textbook on the table, you might not study it with the same enthusiasm as a volume that lays nicely on your desk. In the end, the type of binding influences the quality of your studies and impacts your budget! Learn how to choose the perfect binding for your textbooks and make a binding for a notebook yourself!
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Black Friday season is all about managing your personal finances and staying on a budget. Finding your path in a sea of fantastic bargains and seductive offers can be a huge challenge, especially for a student with limited finances. Moreover, we often tend to overspend and end up buying what we don’t need just because it’s “a good deal.” The trend for more conscious consumption and responsible spending dominates among consumers for a while now. Magically, all our mindfulness disappears when we see an attractive banner “40 percent off, today only.”
You can indeed get amazing discounts on valuable items. Still, you should spend within your budget and stick to shopping lists. Here are ten tips to help you come through Black Monday and Cyber Monday in style and on a budget. Some of these tips, like a “stop list,” are useful for advancing your shopping and money management in general. It is crucial to create a conscious system around your personal finances, and below you find helpful building blocks. That’s a really great deal!
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Have you checked if you are studying at a sustainable college? Maybe your study environment does not answer the latest recommendations on sustainable use of resources and does not promote green initiatives. Don’t despair too soon: as a student, you have plenty of possibilities to take action. This guide will help you make a difference: in your lifestyle, on campus, and in your community.
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We often tend to grab something on the go to last between breakfast and dinner, and we call it a student lunch. It can be a chocolate bar, a sandwich from the nearest supermarket, cold dinner left-overs, or even fast-food (holy moly). However, lunch is essential while it has to sustain us through a bigger part of a working day. As students, we want our ideal lunches to be quick to prepare, cheap, nutritious, and tasty. And it’s nonetheless possible to find a recipe that fits all these criteria! Below is a selection of some recipes (suitable for various dietary needs) that any student would appreciate.
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Hi there, it’s Tom!
How’s the academic year rolling?
We’ve been talking a lot about used books and how profitable it is to sell college books back. But how does it work in reality? Can one really save money on textbooks? Let’s have a look at real numbers from the last year — they talk for themselves.
Max buys textbooks the usual way ($485)
Here is Max. Last year, he started at the Law School at Georgetown University. As a freshman, he hasn’t figured out yet his ways around the campus. Max was also puzzled about how to save money while studying. Should he cut on lunches? Or maybe pause his Netflix subscription?
Apart from all tuition and enrolment expenses, Max has to spend heaps of money on new textbooks. For every class he takes, he needs to get a hefty pricey book. Well, last academic year, with the list of books at hand, Max purchased those three brand new books with glossy pages on Amazon… and left 485 dollars at the checkout. Well, Max indeed had to tighten his belt not to spend too much that season.
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Reading is one of the most frequent learning activities you do while studying at college. But are you sure you read textbooks effectively enough? Although it seems like a very self-evident action — open and read — there are multiple ways to do it. Here, we will discuss the most successful techniques for effective learning from textbooks. And although scrutinizing a book from A to Z might be an obvious choice, it is not among the most efficient strategies. Have you heard of SQ4R, P2R, or backward reading? Let’s dive in — we will tell you everything about these and other study techniques that ensure you good grades and, most importantly, high-quality learning.
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