Textbooks

More Than a Penny Saved

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Textbook plan at Camden County College could amount to substantial savings for students.

A Closer Read on Textbook Costs

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New analysis finds that low-cost book options are few and far between, and barriers often exist when they are available.

Throwing Down the Book

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Publishers' group catches a key mistake by group that says textbook prices are too high.

Textbook Report -- a New Edition

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Report chides publishers for alleged role in limiting the used book market.

Conflicts Over Textbook Choice

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Cases at Miami Dade and UC Davis call into question professors' motivations.

Who Controls Textbook Choices?

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U. of North Carolina may adopt systemwide rules limiting faculty options. Students like the idea, but some professors don't.

Textbook Battle's New Frontier

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Throughout their textbook affordability campaign, the State Public Interest Research Groups have rallied around the issue of transparency. Along with complaints that publishers unnecessarily release new textbook editions and bump up the price with "bundled" materials is the charge that these companies aren't forthcoming about textbook pricing.

Tracking Down Textbook Data

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Debate between publishers and student groups continues: How hard is it to find information about popular titles?

Next Chapter on Textbooks

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As U.S. panel calls for online collaboration to provide lower-cost options, debate continues on the appropriate federal role.

Why Students Read Textbooks (or Don't)

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The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words may hold true for textbooks.

Research presented Saturday in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association explored how students evaluate textbooks and the factors that make them more or less likely to read textbooks. The research was designed to build on studies that have previously found many students who skip buying textbooks and many others who buy and don't read -- despite evidence showing that careful readers of textbooks earn higher grades.

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