Purdue University spring semester brings with it the ringing and beeps from cash registers tallying up a major expense for students — textbooks.
some students could slash their bills — possibly in half — if they
opted for e-books, which are basically downloadable texts viewable on a
computer or handheld device, the majority still chose the traditional
Chemistry major Megan Moore said Tuesday while shopping at University Bookstore
in West Lafayette that even in this digital age, she likes using
highlighter pens, bending pages and writing notes in heavy, hardcover
texts. Moore bought a digital text last semester and is certain it was
also her last.
like to be able to flip through it,” she said. “And I want to keep the
book. For some of these classes, especially if it’s your major, you are
going to want the books so you can go back and check something. You
might need it next year. It costs more but it’s worth it.”
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