USF’s Textbook Liberation

by on February 24, 2014

USF, or The University of South Florida, has had a student in the past who has helped other students find textbooks for free under the profile “Textbook Liberation Project at USF.” The student’s name is Tristan Lear, a major in women’s and gender studies. He took textbook requests from students through email, Facebook, and in […]

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Are Textbooks Becoming Dinosaurs?

by on February 17, 2014

Old. Outdated. Dinosaurs. The real question here is are textbooks out of date? Is technology too fast for the snail-version of learning via book? E-Books have been on the rise for quite some time, after all. Personally, when given the option to have a physical textbook or an e-book, I always choose a physical textbook. […]

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Textbooks: Why Are They So Expensive?

by on February 3, 2014

I can think about all of the books I have – some of them being bigger than some of my textbooks for class – yet they remain substantially cheaper than the textbooks that I own currently. So why is is that textbooks, in all of their “prestige,” so freaking expensive? Frankly, I don’t want to […]

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