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  • The Pros And Cons Of Textbooks

    As college students, we are pretty short on money. College is expensive, but that shouldn’t be a reason for people to miss an opportunity for a higher education. That being said textbooks are way too expensive for students, and we should stop paying such high prices for them. Today I’ll be talking about the problem with high priced textbooks, how universities should fix the problem, and what you can do to help. Prices of textbooks are reaching an all-time high. According to the College Board, the average student spends 1200-1300 on books and supplies each year. That is an 812% increase from 1978. Textbooks are getting so expensive some students decide not to buy them even though it could jeopardize their grade. David Wiley, Co-Founder of Lumen Learning said "The degree of unaffordability is getting to the point that it 's hurting learning,". In a 10,000 person survey, Bookboon.com found that 75% of students are not buying required textbooks. Instead, they are searching for alternatives online or borrowing classmates textbooks to dodge the high prices. Instructors pick which textbook is used for their class, usually picking what works best for them without factoring in price. Many people believe students prefer hard textbooks instead of e-books, but the same survery done by Bookboon.com shows that 58% of students actually prefer digital e-books rather than paper textbooks. They are easy to carry, easy to read, and cheaper! Another problem with textbooks other than price…

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  • Illinois Sourcebook Fire

    Chelcie Tjoeng Ms. Pacheco English III/Period 5 6 September 2017 Weekly Book Report #3 Bergin,Virginia. H2O. Illinois: Sourcebooks Fire Inc., 2014. 332. Number of pages read this week: 36 Characters: Ruby Morris, Simon Morris, Becky Morris, Caspar McCloud, Susan Barnaby Plot: (Describe the plot in one paragraph.) The owners of the house saw that Caspar is infected badly from the rain, and thinks about a way to help him. The owners have decided that one of them stays here, while the other…

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  • Reading Sourcebook Analysis

    A. The CORE Teaching Reading Sourcebook is a wonderful reference for teachers to help improve students improve attain success in reading. One thing that resonated with me throughout the chapters is the presentation of the book and how it can be applied to the classroom. The chapters outline important reading concepts such as decoding, multisyllabic and irregular word reading. The lessons are presented in such a way that it takes a key idea and brings it to life in the classroom. These lessons…

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  • Caribbean Imperialism Research Paper

    Social Darwinism also had an impact on imperialism. Charles Darwin came up with the theory of natural selection. This stated that only the fittest will survive. The people took this to mean the same with people and thought they were the fittest and therefore better than the Africans and Indians. Cecil Rhodes believed this when he conquered lands in Africa for Britain. The Rhodes Colossus was a cartoon of Rhodes standing over Africa (Sourcebook, 392). This showed that he believed he was better…

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  • Jane Addams On Women's Suffrage

    However, Addams explained that women (in general) cannot fully maintain their role if they’re not handling business outside of their homes. For instance, she illustrated events that have taken place in Chicago, Italy, and other countries that stated the importance of a woman’s need to vote in society (Modern History Sourcebook: Jane…

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  • Consumption Of Alcohol In Society

    drinking age) of twenty-one years old, this is the highest MLDA of all the countries where it is legal to drink (although some areas of India have drinking ages as high as twenty five and thirty years old). Alcohol is banned in sixteen countries, all of them being Muslim countries, and although some have exceptions for non-Muslims countries as well. According to Alcoholism Sourcebook, the rate for binge alcohol use was lowest…

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  • Moral Code Of Confucianism

    then one will not be able to hold them.” (Sourcebook, 20) Confucius is telling his followers that if they want power and a long lasting position in government then he must follow the Way. The Way is a way of life one should live which is interpreted by Confucius. So Confucius gets to tell them how exactly the Way affects their lives. He instills fear into them saying that if they do not follow his ideas that they will lose their power and wealth. Another example of this is when Confucius says…

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  • The Working Man In The 1800s Research Paper

    "The Principles of Communism." The Principles of Communism. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2016. History.com Staff. "Industrial Revolution." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 25 Sept. 2016 "Internet History Sourcebooks." Internet History Sourcebooks. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2016. "Longman World History." Longman World History. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2016. "The National Archives Learning Curve | Power, Politics and Protest | The Chartists." The National…

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  • Discrimination Issues In The Workplace Essay

    relation to males. The aim of this research is to investigate the influence of hegemonic masculinity on societal perceptions of women coaching in men 's college basketball. In the subsequent sections, the authors will analyze cultural perceptions that exist in men 's college basketball that hinder women 's opportunities to coach men 's sports. I will use this source for condition of rebuttal because it provides the gender discrimination in the workplace, even if women are capable in sports…

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  • Characteristics Of Down Syndrome

    chromosomal analysis of blood samples to confirm the diagnosis (Caddle, McCord, and Valman, 2008). The blood samples measure how much fetal DNA and other chemicals that move across the placenta to disperse through the mothers’ blood (Parks, 2009). This detects the extra twenty-first chromosome. The prenatal testing can be detected in a fetus, with a high degree of accuracy (Parks, 2009). Health providers also perform ultrasound test. This test uses sound waves to create the baby’s image and…

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