Textbooks…what a waste

Textbooks… What I waste. I spend hundreds of dollars every semester on textbooks. As most college kids do. What a waste of hard earned money. Math textbooks are the worst. They have questions but no solutions in most of them! What’s the purpose of asking a question without any solution? Now I understand there are the odd or even solutions in the back of the book, but it always seems the one you need has no solution ANYWHERE. Another issue I have with textbooks is the way they explain the answer. They always seem to pull numbers out of the air without anyone knowing where they are coming from. Is this why Americas math skill rate is so low? Most likely not, but it sure doesn’t help it either.

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4 comments

  1. CanaryTheFirst · September 13, 2011

    Why in the world don’t you just get the books from the library?

    • ddiponzio · September 13, 2011

      Because they are specific textbooks for my classes and the library doesn’t let you take them out.

  2. stressingoutstudent · September 13, 2011

    Ugh… Textbooks. I haven’t even started my first term of college (2 weeks from now) and I’m already feeling the strain of textbooks. They cost so damn much. It’s utterly ridiculous.

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