Bill Gates is the key figure of the 20th century whose phenomena has been studied numerous times and even today his biography provides a source of inspiration for a contemporary generation of youngsters who dream of achieving success one day. He is a textbook genius who was allowed to pursue his computer interests instead of coming to school classes. At the age of 15, he built a software program on the General Electric Machine to optimize road traffic and sold it for $20,000! Here we will have a look at Bill Gates’ early life and will see how it led subsequently to a road of success and worldwide celebrity status. We will see that despite all this recognition, Bill Gates has not lost his interest in people and he has even rediscovered himself to the world as one of the most generous charity donors in history.
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Despite the fact that you’ve just passed your exams in December and started the second semester, we decided to share our advice on how to prepare a Cover Letter for your graduate job hunting. Never forget that the one who has the information is the one who rules the world!
Here we will touch on the structure of the letter and the information you should include to raise your chances of landing an interview. Continue reading “How to Write a Cover Letter”
Have you ever noticed that from time to time during exam preparation period your mind switches to thinking about what you can eat? At the time when you are trying to focus, your mind is craving for food, in particular, sugary snacks that apparently boost your energy and improve your concentration. But you have probably noticed as well, that very soon you will be craving for chocolate again… and again. Eating lots of sugary and fattening foods during concentration times comes unnoticed which over the time leads to such unpleasant problems as overweight, allergies and high cholesterol. Continue reading “Brainy Foods That Will Help You Focus”
Here is a great video with some tips on saving money for students of Medical School and College (and not only). We are glad to be a part of the student community and help you guys to gain more knowledge and improve yourself minimizing the amounts spent on books and study materials. Check out BooksRun to rent, sell, and buy textbooks for great prices! And don’t forget to sign in for BooksRun Loyalty Program!
It’s a common fact that a lot of students are not so eager to spend a lot of money on textbooks, especially on textbooks that they know they’ll need for just a semester. That’s why as students, we’ve been able to find easy ways out of this dilemma in which we end up not having to spend a fortune on textbooks. The Internet is a very helpful tool that has provided us with various means of solving our book problems; such as renting textbooks, buying used hand-me-downs, comparing online prices, Continue reading “How to get Textbooks for Free (Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)”
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 them. Thanks to the Internet, students have been able to find a way to cope with the increasing price. 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 in prices way cheaper than the original new or paper form. Continue reading “A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket”
Practically everyone from our community has already experienced (or definitely will do that in the near future) the thrill and magnificence of being a first-year college student. Of course, sophomores, junior and senior students have already passed such a life stage with pride and honor and currently can look at freshmen with a slight sign of supremacy. Nonetheless, each college student faces several hurdles on the way to success. Some people also note that one becomes a real student only during the second year of studies after surviving all crucial exams and gaining necessary credits for their further step of college education. Let’s see what facts will make you feel dizzy as well as excited when even thinking of the first-year studies at college.
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When it comes to make a decision whom to cooperate with to get as much cash as quoted while selling your old textbooks, there is no easy way to choose the right and well-trusted marketplace among the abundance of suggestions on the net. Clearly, various reviews from users may be a great hand in making that hard choice, however, each venue always attempts to attract a potential customer to collaborate only with their e-commerce as no one else would be so preferable. Well, our BooksRun marketplace won’t be left behind the tendency of customer’s temptation as this post will be totally devoted to the enlisted priorities that make our e-platform more outstanding that others giving our lovely customers extra-benefits that no other venue may boast of.
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It’s not such a big secret that publishers keep making new editions of popular textbook titles every single year, but apparently, some books never go out of fashion as they keep holding the top places in our sales rankings. Most of them are required basics in such courses as Anatomy & Physiology, Sociology, Calculus etc. and serve as an introduction into the world of other specialized subjects.
The most popular categories that we were selling in June and July 2017 proved to be Anatomy and Mathematics. Sociology and Biology were slightly behind, but what they were lacking in quantity they gained in speed of how quickly they were sold.
1. Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Author: Janice L. Hinkle PhD RN CNRN, Kerry H. Cheever PhD RN
Edition: Thirteenth, North American Edition
Category: Medical, Anatomy
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If you or your friends have ever purchased a textbook from a bookstore or online seller, you have most likely encountered a situation when some of them are sold while being completely covered with stickers saying something like “USED BOOK!” But is this really the purpose of these stickers – to loudly inform you that this book is, in fact, used?
Such stickers and black tape (which sometimes covers half of the book) hide not very nice secrets. Underneath, there might be a wide variety of different markings.
1) Different ISBN
The most innocent thing that can happen to a book that has a sticker is that it can have a different ISBN.
For example, a bundle which includes a book and an access code has been sold to a student. The book, obviously, has an ISBN which corresponds to the bundle printed on the cover and is quoted by buyback websites accordingly. However, if the student has used this access code and sold the book back to the college bookstore, this bookstore often puts the sticker which has an ISBN and barcode of a standalone book and sell it again as such.
2) Instructor’s editions
Again and again, every day we receive hundreds of books covered with tape and stickers to such extent that it’s hard to recognize them. Markings saying Instructor’s edition or Teacher’s edition and their ISBNs is the most common thing that is hiding under all this.
3) Complimentary copies
Complimentary copies, examination copies, free copies, uncorrected proofs, not for sale, not for resale – you name it, we’ve seen it. They are not for sale. We cannot accept them. Absolutely. Please make sure to remove stickers and tape from the cover before selling textbooks. Continue reading “Watch out for Textbooks with Stickers and Tape!”