Are you a student that waits until after the first week of classes to determine whether or not to buy the required reading materials, like textbooks? Maybe this Fall it is time to try something different and make the decision to purchase your textbooks for class, even if you did not make use of them in the past.
Here are 5 reasons why we think you should buy your textbooks this semester!
1. Be prepared
Purchasing your textbooks for class helps to get you in the mindset to work towards your goals of succeeding both in and out of the classroom this semester. Ensuring that you have the textbook that is required for class also helps you be prepared for any assignments that the professor might give you, reading quizzes over certain parts of the chapter, or aid you in a paper that you have to begin writing!
2. Impress your professors
Is the textbook not required for your class but you want to make the most out of what you learn in this course? Purchasing or renting the textbook can certainly impress your professors and show them the positive attitude you have in learning as much as you can in a particular class!
3. Improve your study habits
Are your study habits lacking in certain areas? Maybe you're a student that only studies from the notes you took in class, or maybe you prefer to study with friends. Whichever way you prefer to study, we suggest that by renting or buying a textbook this Fall might add to your study habit mix and help you achieve the grade you want! How can you use your textbook to study? Take notes on key sections that your professor may have referenced in the past. Also, it helps to understand terminology that is used in the textbook because more often than not, that same terminology will appear on future exams!
4. Grow your knowledge and learn something new
Maybe you bought the textbook for class to pursue your own interests. Are you taking a class on plant biology or interpersonal communication? Perhaps while studying or doing the assigned reading you come across a statistic or fact that sparks your interest and could potentially make you want to learn more about the subject. While the textbook may be required for class, you might actually come to find that you are learning new things because of reading it and growing your own knowledge base!
5. Do the optional reading
Has your professor assigned you chapters or parts of the textbook that might be optional to read, but they encourage you to do so because it could appear on the test? Then take that as a hint to be more prepared and do the optional reading!
Feel inspired to buy your textbooks this semester and want to improve your study habits? Check out our eTextbooks and take advantage of our new features this Fall!