It’s a known fact that for the past decades the price of textbooks has increased at a drastic rate. New editions of textbooks are made every year, rendering the old ones, in most cases, useless, and students have no choice but to purchase the new ones. Thanks to the Internet, students have been able to find a way to cope with the increasing prices. A helpful factor is the emergence of websites and bookstores that give students the opportunity to rent books for a given period of time. They can also search through the web for used textbooks or ebooks which come at prices way cheaper than the original new ones in paper form.
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Main topics in this article concern books by the author Rick Riordan about Percy Jackson including such fantasy novels as “The Lightning Thief” and “The Heroes of Olympus”. Continue reading “3 Best Percy Jackson Books Series”
As a student out there, you always appreciate a good pen with a steady ink flow to help you with taking notes during the lectures with your professors. When considering to purchase a pen, you usually pay attention to its ink colour, handle grip, paper glide as well as price. What if you need to mark something accurately on the margins of your copybook or even in the textbook? You definitely need a pencil to do it! So what do you need to consider when you are thinking of buying a good pencil?
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Nowadays the educational system does not stand still; the most recent academic trend everywhere in the world is to get away from testing the students’ knowledge through the assignments based on memorisation techniques. Today, universities try to embrace the fact that the market economy is undergoing transformation and it requires recent graduates to quickly adapt to the changes in the market and develop strong soft skills for effective collaboration and communication at the workplace. It means that freshly qualified professionals have to possess good critical thinking skills and the ability to think independently to successfully integrate into the working environment of today.
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A good pen simplifies your studying routine so much! It can improve the way you take notes, the way you remember things and as a result, it can even boost your grades. At the times when a lot of students type their notes on tablets or laptops, there are still a lot of students who prefer to follow their professor in a more traditional way: by taking notes. Actually, it has been proven that jotting down your notes on a piece of paper improves your retention ability and makes it easier to recall things at a later stage.
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Numerous times we covered stories about reselling, donating or recycling used textbooks. But do you know where do these books come from? We decided to tell you about the largest publishers who provide textbooks for university courses all over the country: they are responsible for deciding on the structure of the course, for creating the layout of the textbooks and for distributing them. In total, there are 310 “General Education” publishers in the USA. Among them, there are 5 most prominent companies that stand out in the publishing industry. Below we will cover them in more detail.
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This is an issue a lot of students might have experienced countless of times. It can be really frustrating trying to remember that book you read in your childhood about the kid whose family moved to a new estate and had to fight off magical creatures that all want a journal he found containing info about all the mythical creatures (FWI: The Spiderwick Chronicles), or a particular textbook you came across in high school that perfectly explained the laws of quantum physics. But hey, don’t lose hope on finding that book just yet! There are various ways to help you with your search.
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If you are a book lover like me or a student, the chances are that you have large stockpiles of books lying around your house which you no longer find useful and want to get rid of. You might want to give them away for a good cause, sell them for some quick cash or just plan on making some space in your shelves; no matter why you want to do it, there are many ways to get rid of your old books.
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Although counterfeit books are not common in US markets, they are often sold as international editions to unsuspecting customers. As many as not aware of the differences between the two, one gets an impression that counterfeiting is practiced on a large scale. To avoid such confusion, and to not miss out on chances of buying an international edition for a cheaper price compared to its US counterpart, one must know how to differentiate between the two. Continue reading “How to spot counterfeit books”
I have already told you the ways to become a used book hunter in the previous article. In continuation of that, today we’ll discuss ways to make a profit out of those books that you have hunted.
Before beginning, you must understand why people buy used books. The four most common reasons are:
- To save money; as a used book can be bought for less than half the price of a new one.
- To protect the environment: Buying used books means that they’ll not be disposed in landfills and is also a good way to recycle resources.
- As an investment: Books get old and damaged, after years there might not be many copies left, people can make money here by selling the books they have been holding onto for all this time as a collector’s item.
- To own a rare/out of print book: Not all books stay in print for a long duration, some are no longer on sale. Buying such a book might interest certain specialists.
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