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Your Guide to Textbooks

Written by    Nov 17, 2017

So many freshmen make the mistake of overpaying for their textbooks. Here’s how to avoid it: 1. Don’t buy a book you don’t need! Some professors will list their books as “optional,” which usually means you don’t need to purchase them. However, you can also ask other students or check Rate My Professor to find out if the textbook is really necessary. There’s also nothing […]

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I learned my lesson

Written by    May 1, 2017

Last semester, the first time I picked up my calculus textbook was six days before the final. All semester, since my lecturer was a little dull, and since it was a class I had already technically taken (Calc 1 and 2), I didn’t feel I needed to study as much. This was a feeling I carried all semester, until seven days before the final when […]

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Hidden Gem Resources

Written by    Apr 5, 2016

You have probably heard about utilizing your resident advisor, checking out books from Thompson Library, and going to the Student Involvement Fair, but how many of the following hidden gem resources have you heard of or used?

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Where to buy and sell your textbooks

Written by    Dec 21, 2015

There is a ritual almost every student must go through when starting a new semester: buying textbooks. While many of us would not hesitate to drop a couple hundred dollars on a new electronic that we’ve been wanting or a couple weeks’ worth of good food, when it comes to buying textbooks we morph into the Grinch and suddenly $50 seems too much for our […]

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Study Break Thoughts: How to Stay Focused

Written by    Dec 14, 2015

I have two finals tomorrow that are in the hardest classes I have ever taken, general chemistry and calculus two. Yet here I am advising my readers how to stay focused while studying… touché. These few items have been so helpful for me that I completed two, four-hour “study shifts” at the library today without getting distracted or feeling worn out. Trust me, here are […]

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When life hands you calculus….

Written by    Sep 11, 2015

It’s officially week 3 of the school year and if you’re anything like me, you’ve already had like 5,000 quizzes, 400 tests, and written 24 essays. Okay, I may have inflated the numbers just a tad bit, but hey, that’s literally how it feels.

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Textbooks on the cheap

Written by    Jul 28, 2015

There can be no denying that when you add textbook costs to room, board, and tuition, the cost of college can be daunting. Luckily, these days there are plenty of alternatives to brand new full-price books, and these alternatives can save a lot of money. Here are some great ways to help you avoid shelling out full price at the bookstore: 1. Check on Amazon. Amazon overfloweth with used […]

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Academics, Textbooks

My favorite Ohio State libraries

Written by    Mar 25, 2015

I’ve always liked libraries: people working together, sharing books and stuff–that’s pretty cool. I love to browse books and can spend hours just looking around. But this year I have a new appreciation for libraries: they are great for studying! I know, this probably isn’t earth-shattering news to most people, but until this year, I really hadn’t spent a lot of time actually using those study nooks […]

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The importance of office hours

Written by    Feb 17, 2015

You will hear this a million times in the process of getting ready for college, but let me make it a million and one: GO TO OFFICE HOURS. On the first day of class, your professor will give you the times that you can come visit them to ask questions, and you’ll probably shrug it off, thinking that you’ll never go. But please at least […]

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