This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.
That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.
This is why we download.
Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive.
not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend
to all my fellow struggling students out there.
i wish i knew about this before renting a spanish book (used) for 90 bucks and still having to buy the textbook for 120 bucks smh. fuckin’ robbery.
you would think people would be excited we want to learn and give us these stacks of paper for free
i hate it when teachers make you believe certain books (always latest edition) are mandatory, especially when they´ve written it themselves…and then at the end of term, you find out you´ve hardly used that superspecial and expensive new book, but found most of your best info online or in thrifted, borrowed books anyway.
I´m a rather fresh student, but last term taught me this….wait with buying anything they tell you. The internet is at our feet, and if you take good notes from the hopefully good lectures….you should be able to find everything out there, or combining sets of older book editions. Then speak with your fellow students, and check if you´ve seem to have missed out/misunderstood anything. Most of the time you´ve problably achieved a higher/broader grade of knowledge than the ones that went for the mandatory book only! sometimes it pays to be poor and resourceful!