It’s an undeniable fact that having a part time job is a common aspect in the life of a college student. I mean, how else do you expect to afford those expensive textbooks, pay rent, and also have some money on the side for Saturday night outs? Part time jobs can be on or off campus, and you can earn as much as $15 per hour, depending on the job of course. But a decent salary isn’t all that a part time job is good for. Studies have shown that students who hold part time jobs while in college tend to have better grades, and with better grades, coupled with a handful of internships, they were likely to find jobs within six months after graduation! There are many ways in which having a part time job can help you not only improve your college experience but prepare you for what lies ahead after graduation, and here’s how!Continue reading “The Importance of Having a Part Time Job”
Yessssssssss! The long-awaited summer holiday is finally here! And that means no more having to set your alarm to wake up early in the early morning, or racking your brain at midnight because of school work or exams. Yes, it’s the time when you’re allowed to set your books aside, kick back, relax, and binge on Netflix. Or…maybe not? I for one plan on dedicating a lot of time binging on my favorite shows on Netflix, but at some point, this might get a bit boring and repetitive. If you’re looking for ways to spice up your summer and make it an adventurous and interesting one, then we’ve got just the tips that might help you in doing so!Continue reading “Tips on how to spend your summer holiday”
The cost of textbooks for college students has skyrocketed over the past decade. A new economics textbook could now cost you as much as $300, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a known fact that students spend an average of $600 to even $1000 on textbooks per year. However, this also depends on which university you attend, whether private or state. But despite the fact that the cost of textbooks has been increasing, the same can’t be said for the amount students spend on them. How could this be so? Well, when prices go up, people tend to find ways to avoid paying such high prices. And it appears that students have also found a way.Continue reading “How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers”
The battle of publishers and textbook distributors against counterfeit books has been going on for quite some time now. Various laws and measures are being taken in order to prevent the distribution of counterfeit books, nevertheless, there are still many of them circulating on the market. Counterfeit books are seen as an illicit business in which criminals thrive; by making second-hand physical copies of books without authorization and then selling them off either directly to students or to textbook distributors. In most cases, they sell them at cheaper rates than the original ones.Continue reading “Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices”
This is an issue a lot of students might have experienced countless 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 of finding that book just yet! There are various ways to help you with your search.
Continue reading “Finding a book when you don’t know the title or author”
1. Have you ever wondered how print came to be?
It all dates back to the 2nd century when the Chinese started using wooden blocks to print images of flowers on silk. However, only from the 7th century, they began printing on paper, and the first-ever complete printed book, called the Diamond Sutra, was created in 868AD. The art of printing soon spread to other countries like Europe, Korea, Japan, and at the same time emerged various ideas and modifications to improve the technique of printing.Continue reading “The Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World”
A lot of science students (and not only) often complain about why they have literature added to their curriculum, especially considering the fact that it has absolutely nothing to do with their major. They may see it as a waste of time or additional workload with no benefits in the future. This is completely understandable from their point of view, but if we were to look at it from an entirely different angle perhaps we could ease our mindset into seeing the importance of literature in our everyday lives.Continue reading “Legal Sites to Download Literature From”
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We are so excited to announce the start of our Bingo Game today, the rules of which are quite simple and easy to follow. Let’s have a thorough look at them: each book or item possesses its unique ISBN of 10 and 13 digits. What a participant needs to do is just to calculate the sum of numbers either of ISBN-10 or ISBN-13 so that the total sum would correspond to our final magic code number that will be announced every 2 weeks. Once there is a match, shout “Bingo!” and hurry to submit your entry and receive your deserved prize! Basically, that’s it.
See how it works: our magic code number this week is 43. There is a sample 10-digit ISBN: 1537540468. Once we add all digits together (1+5+3+7+5+4+0+4+6+8), finally we receive 43 magic code number! Bingo!
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