The dusty scent of aged paper, the familiar weight in hand, the rhythmic crinkling of turning pages—for generations, textbooks reigned supreme as the gateway to knowledge. But just as ink once replaced the quill, a new era is unfolding in education, powered by the silicon symphony of digital technology. This metamorphosis, from static textbooks to dynamic online resources and, most recently, AI-powered learning assistants, is reshaping the very landscape of learning.
While textbooks play an important role in students’ educational experiences, their accumulation on school shelves can be a nuisance for everyone involved. The sheer quantity of textbooks, out-of-date editions, and other materials can lead to mental overload and cluttered spaces. Beyond the psychological and physiological challenges, a hidden treasure trove of used textbooks can be worth much money and time.
With the advent of the “Textbook Detox” method, readers are encouraged to begin a life-altering quest to organize their textbook collections and discover their actual worth. Optimal textbook value can be achieved through systematic decluttering.
There is no shortage of book reading apps available in 2023. As eBooks and eReading go from strength to strength, more and more apps are being launched that will appeal to various audiences.
We have compiled a list of the twelve best book reading apps out there today. Some are established players in the market, but others are new or cater to specific audiences, so we will also tell you what each app is particularly good for. Whereas some apps are designed for a particular kind of eReader device, these twelve apps are all designed to be used on most smart devices, meaning they are universally useful as well as being the best out there right now. Read on for more information on the best book reading apps of 2023!
As soon as the semester wraps up, students prepare for the next stage. At this point, those old textbooks transform from an asset into a hindrance.
Unless you want to keep them around for future reference due to their high academic value, old textbooks do little more than clutter your home and accumulate dust on your bookshelf. But donating them is also something you may be reluctant to do—they cost lots, after all.
The solution? Selling your textbooks.
Got some old books you need to get rid of? Perhaps your bedroom, bookshelf, and desk are getting cluttered, and it’s time to part ways with your used books. Read on as we discuss the importance of book recycling and how you can recycle books today.
Considering the past couple of years, college students today understand the benefits of social interaction more than anyone. Sitting in on a Zoom lecture for your upper-division organic chemistry class isn’t quite the same as actually sitting in the front row of a lecture hall, raising your real-life hand to ask your real-life professor a question.
Smartphones are often dismissed as a distraction to the responsibilities students have, such as school work, homework, chores, etc. While the individuals making these comments are right, they’re also wrong. After all, hundreds of student-related apps make it easier for them to complete their tasks.
Did you know you can insure your student loans against default? That’s right, there are various insurance products that you can purchase that will make your loan payments and/or pay off your loan in case you are injured, deceased, or disabled. As we discussed in a previous blog post, student loans are in flux right now with payments temporarily suspended and proposed loan forgiveness in play but it is still important to have contingency plans in place for your loans in case you are unable to make the payments.
There has never been more disruption to the student loan market than during COVID. From loan forgiveness, to loan forbearance, to load modifications, to new loan service providers, to modified payoff schedules, the options and choices seem endless. It’s tough to navigate these waters especially with all of the other ways the pandy has affected your life (in person classes? Remote classes? Masks? vaccines?). In this blog we’ll try to give you a high-level overview of what’s happening and what you can do to best manage the situation based on your individual circumstances.
After the unprecedented 2020-21 academic year, students are looking forward to getting back on campus and leaving remote learning behind. While the worst of the pandemic is hopefully in the rear view mirror, the next school year will definitely not be a return to normal as we knew it just yet. The biggest issues will still be masking and vaccinations.