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Textbooks with online content that goes along with the reading can be very effective if done right.

Textbooks with online content that goes along with the reading can be very effective if done right.

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Donji commented on A story of frustration.

The inability to explore majors significantly adds to the cost of college in that it takes longer to find the right major, and the longer you are in college, the more money you have to pay.

For the people who cannot afford to spend the time to find the perfect major, many just randomly pick one that other's suggest, even though its not the best fit. For this case, I would say that the opportunity cost of not picking the right major is very high.

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Donji commented on Smarter Textbooks

Yes I do, my classmates. Good idea!

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Donji commented on Smarter Textbooks

Not at all, I found that I learned more from interacting with my teachers and peers than any textbook, but that mostly applied to soft skills. For the hard skills classes, I found that most of the books given out were not effective. These hybrid textbooks that are simply designed would be a much better format of book.

I would say that classes that make you buy expensive, hard to use books makes college all the more expensive. Plus, what is the opportunity cost of not having an excellent textbook?