Combating the Exorbitant Cost of Textbooks

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Up until about five years ago, college students accepted the inevitable: Along with tuition and room and board, they were going to have to come up with a few hundred dollars per semester for textbooks. It's been a rising concern for parents and students, who are already burdened with some pretty exorbitant costs for college…. Read more »

Straight Talk About Buyback

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The end of the semester is near and you’ve got a ton on your mind — finals, packing up your room, summer plans, vacations, jobs and internships, the real world . . . We get it, you don’t have time or interest in reading any more than is already on your syllabi, so let’s roll… Read more »

This Spring Break, Make Ben Franklin Proud

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The tradition of spring break is celebrated every year by adventure-seeking young Americans across the nation. Are you familiar with the story of how it all (may have) started? Rumor is, during the winter of 1717, a young Benjamin Franklin was attending formal school in Boston. While he enjoyed his studies, Ben's curiosity in exploring… Read more »

Checking in on Online Education and Degrees

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The digital revolution has forever changed how students obtain a higher education. According to U.S. News & World Report, more students are enrolled in at least one online college class than ever before. Then, consider these numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics: In fall 2012, the largest U.S. university campus by enrollment was… Read more »

Getting a College Education Online: Top Programs and Tools

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For more than 30 years, prospective college students and parents alike have looked to the U.S. News & World Report college and university rankings to gauge the top institutions of higher learning. Now the publisher has gone beyond ranking prominent brick-and-mortar programs with its 2013 listings of best online education programs. Online education is growing… Read more »

The Major Decision Facing College Students

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Choosing a major is often the biggest decision a young man or woman attending college has to make. It can be a daunting experience trying to bring together academic and/or professional interests into one overriding choice of study for the next several years. What’s the best way to go about choosing a major? Better yet,… Read more »

Essential Reading for Fashion Majors and Designers

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To become an elite fashion designer in the highly competitive fashion industry, student designers need to rely on more than just raw talent and creative brilliance. Students who are embarking on their education and career in fashion can build upon sketching skills and drawing concepts by studying the following textbooks: “Fashion Design Essentials: 100 Principles… Read more »

The End of Print? Hold That Thought.

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About two weeks ago, we posted on the CampusBooks.com Facebook page a link to an infographic titled “Revealing the Business of eBooks.” The visual was created in conjunction between Aptara, a multi-channel digital-content provider heavily involved with in educational publications, and Publishers Weekly, the publishing (and to some extent, bookselling) industry’s leading trade magazine. The… Read more »

Incoming Freshmen: The Mindset of the Class of 2016

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Twenty years ago around this time, I left the gritty urban landscape of Baltimore City for the significantly smaller (and infinitely more small-townish) Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin (famous for dairy products, the anthropologist upon whom Indiana Jones is based, turtle-shaped Native American burial mounds, a giant Hormel Chili can, and the Mindset List). I… Read more »

Need-to-Know Tips for Buying Back-to-School Gear

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Back-to-school time can be one of the most expensive times of year, especially if you are starting or heading back to college. With books, bags, computers, software and clothing needs, school expenses could run into the hundreds each year. While you have to buy what you have to buy, a few tips can help you… Read more »