Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices

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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.

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How to Mentally Prepare for Exam Sessions

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The exam session is slowly creeping up on us…
It’s that time of the year again when all our hard work from the semester will be put to the test. Our thoughts are preoccupied, it’s preventing us from getting a good night sleep, we have so much to read but so little time! Any slip up and there might be consequences! But hey, don’t let that bum you out. We’ve taken our time to list out some tips that are sure to assist you in preparing for the exam session. Click here to check them out. 

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How to Get Cheap Textbooks for College?

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Getting textbooks for college classes is a must in most cases, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on them. Sure, going to the closest college bookstore and buying a new, crispy copy with packaging still intact is the easiest way, but if you’re not as eager to waste money on the book you’re going to use for one short semester, there are many, many other ways to save up on textbooks. Continue reading “How to Get Cheap Textbooks for College?”

Am I Reading a Textbook Efficiently?

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Do you know that feeling when you’re reading the same line for ten times and not grasping the sense at all? Because I do. And I’m pretty sure that’s a very common problem for students who don’t know how in the world is it possible to learn so many chapters in one night before the test (mind you, the “night” does not mean eight hours you should be sleeping).

Here are some tips that will help you. Nothing particularly mysterious or any terrible secrets passed down from generation to generation of people with straight A’s, just a small guide to improve your reading and studying habits and to help you cope with college homework.

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Why Keep the Textbook Rentals?

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Renting textbooks has become very popular, and for a good reason: buying a bunch of brand-new books for the whole semester will most likely empty your account if you’re a broke student. But there’s also a good reason for you to change your mind and purchase the book you have rented.

To start with, you can purchase a book on BooksRun.com only for the difference between current market value and a rental fee (+other extension fees). There are no hidden restocking fees included in the price.

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Why Social Media and You Should Take a Break in the Relationship?

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Summer is the best season to switch off and relax, and it’s never been more fitting to take a break off social media. If you simply can’t imagine spending a day without social media, and if you feel that your relationship has become a little bit too controlling from their side, here’s a whole list of reasons to have a bit less of them in your life below. You can also get inspired by examples of other people benefiting from social media detox: check, for example, Catherine Price’s How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life.

More time

Imagine how much time you spend browsing through the feeds of different social networks, consuming information of dubious usefulness. Dare to ask yourself: do you really need to read these “13 Hilarious Tweets about Pokemon”? If you can happily live without this knowledge, then you may spend this time on something else: catch up with a friend, take a hike or read one of these best non-fiction books.

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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. However, textbooks are very expensive these days and such a loss can make a hole in your budget. 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?

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When are the best times to sell textbooks?

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Buyback quotes of textbooks fluctuate a lot when comparing those during different seasons, months, and even a couple of weeks apart. If the supply is too high and used textbooks market is flooded by them in a matter of days, obviously, the prices will fall swiftly, and you won’t get too much. This guide is to help you find the best time to sell textbooks and beware of the worst.

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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 their 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.

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6 Tips for Students: What to Do in the Summer?

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Summer is finally here, and there is a wide choice of activities in front of you. Some students prefer to use their time for well-deserved rest, and some perceive it as an opportunity to work more. Regardless of what you choose, here are some tips useful for every student on a summer break.

1) Volunteer work

Any work experience is valuable enough to put on the resume. Volunteering, among other things, helps you build communication skills, networking, and group work. It also allows you to try out something new and learn as well as help the community.

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