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  • 10 Best Selling Textbooks – Fall 2015

    Aug 25, 2015 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    10 Best Selling Textbooks – Fall 2015

    From writing references to nursing major must-haves, our best selling textbooks list for 2015 reveals what your fellow students are studying. ...

  • Make Your Move: Best Cities for College Grads

    May 20, 2015 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Make Your Move: Best Cities for College Grads

    The city, the beach, the mountains, the country – as a recent grad, you might be looking at your post-college move in pure appeal sense. But there is one trump card that dominates the best cities for college grads: jobs...

  • Grammar Check: A Copyeditor’s Tips for Writing & Usage

    Apr 14, 2015 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Grammar Check: A Copyeditor’s Tips for Writing & Usage

    In need of a grammar check before the onslaught of papers sets in? Check in with copyeditor June Casagrande for grammar tips and writing advice...

  • Dealing With Change: Switching Majors, Schools and Jobs

    Mar 23, 2015 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Dealing With Change: Switching Majors, Schools and Jobs

    Changing majors? Changing schools? Get advice on dealing with change and how to make an action plan with the helpful advice of life coach Kerry Loy...

  • Pencil Pusher: A Pencil Enthusiast on His Top 5 Picks

    Jan 23, 2015 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Pencil Pusher: A Pencil Enthusiast on His Top 5 Picks

    Pencils – relegated, boring, yellow. Think again, says pencil enthusiast Andy Welfle. We caught up with him about his love for these wooden wonders and his top 5 pencil picks. ...

  • Start the Semester Right: Your Month-by-Month Game Plan

    Dec 31, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Start the Semester Right: Your Month-by-Month Game Plan

    Winter break is wrapping up and spring semester is just around the corner. As you come out from under the egg nog haze, you’ll need to look at the term ahead and lay your “preparation” foundation. ...

  • A Life Coach’s Roadmap for Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Dec 23, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    A Life Coach’s Roadmap for Your New Year’s Resolutions

    There are hundreds of new years resolutions to make, and as many ways to break them. Brad Waters, a licensed social worker and career-life coach, wants you to reevaluate how you’ll reach your goal. Mistake #1? Read on. ...

  • 10 Easy Yoga Moves to Seriously De-stress

    Dec 5, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    10 Easy Yoga Moves to Seriously De-stress

    ‘Tis the season – for major stressing. Between final exams, the holidays, family visits, running errands, a full social calendar, and stretching your budget to pay for all those presents, you might find yourself a little more stressed out than usual. Yoga instructor Shayna Skarf to the rescue...

  • Taking a Study Break: 77 Ways to Chill Out & Focus Up

    Nov 3, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Taking a Study Break: 77 Ways to Chill Out & Focus Up

    Whether you’re cramming for this week’s test or plugging away on a big paper, the simple truth is studies show that taking a study break every hour or so improves attention span, performance, and productivity...

  • Studying Abroad: Your Passport to These 8 Key Job Skills

    Oct 8, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Studying Abroad: Your Passport to These 8 Key Job Skills

    We polled a few managers on their most desirable traits for new employees, and sure enough, your three months studying abroad in London or a summer in Beijing is no doubt preparing you for your first job out of school...

  • Dorm Room Organization: 12 DIY Projects & Storage Ideas

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

  • 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...

  • Everything You Wanted to Know about eTextbooks

    Sep 9, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Everything You Wanted to Know about eTextbooks

    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...

  • Upperclassmen Advice for College Freshmen

    Sep 3, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 8 Packing and Moving Tips for Back to School

    Aug 7, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    8 Packing and Moving Tips for Back to School

    Summer’s final days are closing in and that means one thing: back to campus. Old friends and new classes are just around the corner. Your only two hurdles? Packing and move-in day. Here are some moving tips and tricks to save you money, time, and (oh, yes) frustration...

  • 5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    Feb 21, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    As a nursing student, there’s a lot you bring to the table. You’ve got the book smarts – plus awesome interpersonal skills, an enormous capacity for compassion, and the ability to intuit exactly what kind of care your patients need. Equipped with all of these invaluable things, you’re on the right track to a deeply [&hellip...

  • The 5 Best Pens for Taking Notes in Your College Classes

    Oct 8, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    The 5 Best Pens for Taking Notes in Your College Classes

    College students, a good pen could boost your grades. Hear us out. If you were to walk into any lecture hall today, you’d see a smattering of students typing notes on sleek laptops and tablets. Many students, though, still see the value in taking notes by hand. (In fact, recently we asked our readers how [&hellip...

  • Adding/Dropping College Classes: How To Know If It’s Right For You

    Oct 1, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College TipsRead More »
    Adding/Dropping College Classes: How To Know If It’s Right For You

    The add-drop period has always been a saving grace for me. It is usually a week long, occurs at the beginning of the semester, and gives me the freedom to move in and out of college classes without penalty. The system offers me peace of mind. I can try out all my classes, safe with [&hellip...