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!”

How to Prevent Your Textbooks from Being Stolen?

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On-campus thefts are no rarity, and when you think about important items that could easily be stolen you usually imagine money, bicycles, laptops, mobile phones… but almost never textbooks. We tend to take care and ensure that our laptops and smartphones are in a safe place that thieves cannot reach, but college textbooks do not enjoy this kind of attention.

What to do if you want to prevent your textbooks from being stolen? Continue reading “How to Prevent Your Textbooks from Being Stolen?”

How to Earn More on Textbook Buyback?

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It’s the buyback season, and many students are selling their textbooks to campus bookstores, freshmen, or various websites that offer the best prices. However, sometimes they don’t get the full price or their books are simply not accepted due to bad condition. To avoid this, students can prevent books from getting damaged or used, and here is the list of precautions that you are free to take.

  • Book covers

Textbooks are inevitably getting scratched or creased from use, and if you don’t care too much about the way you stuff them in your bag, a simple book cover might be the perfect way out. It can get torn or dirty, but that won’t influence the price of your book in any way.

  • Careful with food or drinks

Although you can be be tempted to snack during your study marathons before the exams, it’s best that you take a break and eat somewhere far away from the precious $300 books. The same goes to coffee, soda etc. it’s not very nice for the next owner to buy a book and see that someone has been using it as a coaster. Stained books are obviously losing buyback value, so there’s that. Continue reading “How to Earn More on Textbook Buyback?”