Friday, August 19, 2011
Time says commercial textbooks are a boondoggle
They did not use the word "boondoggle" but in the list of 12 Things You Should Just Stop Buying that also included homeopathic remedies for the flu was new commercial textbooks. The article suggests that you shop online for used or electronic texts. The only exception, according to the author, Martha C. White, was if you could not find one or if the instructor was the author. I would further add that students could also shop for classes that use open textbooks!