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  • Dorm Room Organization: 12 DIY Projects & Upcycled Storage Ideas

    Oct 1, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Dorm Room Organization: 12 DIY Projects & Upcycled Storage Ideas

    You’re moved in. You’re unpacked (hopefully). But there’s still some stowing and spiffing up left to do. Get inspired – and get hands on – with our roundup of creative DIY projects and upcycled storage and dorm room organization ideas...

  • Graphic Novels in the Classroom

    Sep 26, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Graphic Novels in the Classroom

    Think graphic novels are just for kids? Think again. We spoke to professors who incorporate graphic novels and comics into their curriculum and design whole courses around them. ...

  • Banned Books Week: How Many Banned Classics Have You Read?

    Sep 25, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Banned Books Week: How Many Banned Classics Have You Read?

    As Banned Books Week continues, we look at Banned Classics. The ones you nostalgically look back on as shaping your high school years, the ones you’ve read over and over, the ones sitting in a bedside stack as you settle into more fall reading. How many of these Banned Classic Books have you read? Download the checklist and play along - and read - at home. ...

  • Informational Interview: So You Want to be a Film Production Intern?

    Sep 23, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Informational Interview: So You Want to be a Film Production Intern?

    Meet Imogen Browder. California native. English major. Tufts University junior. Creator, writer, and executive producer of the web series, Jules and Monty, a modern-day interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. This summer she added film production intern to her resume, working on the Warner Brothers lot for Mad Chance, the production company behind films like “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Get Smart,” and the upcoming “American Sniper” with Bradley Cooper. Read on for our Q&A with Imogen about her internship experience, challenges, and advice...

  • Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged or Banned Books

    Sep 19, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged or Banned Books

    Our beloved Harry Potter under fire? The formidable Maya Angelou taking heat over I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings? The whimsical poetry of Shel Silverstein pinned as “suggestive”? Yes – all of these have at one time landed themselves on the Banned Books list. This week, we highlight these and other endangered titles as [&hellip...

  • Professor AMAs on Reddit: The Best of the Best

    Sep 16, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Professor AMAs on Reddit: The Best of the Best

    Ever wanted to get inside your professor’s head? Get in on the secrets behind good grades and the best excuses? Thanks to our cherry-picked Q&As from professor AMAs on Reddit, you can. For the uninitiated, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything – an open invitation forum for Reddit users to ask the interview guest of [&hellip...

  • Dorm Room Gourmet: 21 Easy Recipes for College Students

    Sep 12, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Gourmet: 21 Easy Recipes for College Students

    In a dining hall rut? Is getting take out every night too expensive? We rounded up some quick and tasty recipes for college students that you can easily cook up in your dorm-friendly microwave, slow cooker, toaster oven, or panini press. From lasagna and chocolate cake to kale crisps and frittatas, these dishes are a [&hellip...

  • Everything You Wanted to Know about eTextbooks (and You Weren’t Afraid to Ask)

    Sep 9, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Everything You Wanted to Know about eTextbooks (and You Weren’t Afraid to Ask)

    eTextbooks, digital editions, eLearning materials. They’re all you’re hearing about. And whatever name they go by, they are one of the hottest growth areas in higher learning. If you’re an early adopter, you know why. All eight of your course books on your laptop? What’s not to love. For newcomers, eTextbooks are one of the [&hellip...

  • Take It From Us: Upperclassmen Advice for College Freshmen

    Sep 3, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Take It From Us: Upperclassmen Advice for College Freshmen

    As a freshman, or perhaps the parent of one, you probably have a lot of questions (and fears, hopes, and dreams, too!) Everyone that goes to college does – it’s normal to be shy, afraid, overly ambitious, or completely overwhelmed by the unknown. So we decided to ask some of your fellow upperclassmen their advice [&hellip...

  • Making Friends in College, 7 Ways in 7 Days

    Sep 2, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Making Friends in College, 7 Ways in 7 Days

    Making friends in college might be the most daunting thing for freshmen. You’re in a new place with lots of question marks in front of you. What if I don’t get along with my roommate? Did I choose the right classes? Will I be able to maintain good grades and my HALO ranking...