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  • 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...

  • 10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2014

    Aug 27, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2014

    It’s that time of the year. The time for new friends, new classes, and – oh, yes – new textbooks. (Or used textbooks, we love used textbooks, too!) It’s also time for the list of fall’s most popular textbooks. Every so often we are asked, What are your best-selling textbooks, the cream of the studying [&hellip...

  • Dear Interns: 7 Things You Can Do Now to Get the Most Later

    Aug 25, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Dear Interns: 7 Things You Can Do Now to Get the Most Later

    Your fall internship. The first day is just around the corner. You’ll be gaining hands-on experience, building a wow-worthy resume, and impressing future references with your can-do attitude. As you settle into your new internship position, keep in mind these must-do’s so that your part-time co-op is laying the perfect foundation for that future full-time [&hellip...

  • Increase Your App-Titude: 15 Apps for College Students

    Aug 19, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Increase Your App-Titude: 15 Apps for College Students

    From study time to downtime, we’ve rounded up our favorite apps for college students to help you get smarter, get organized, get in shape, get rocking, and more...