This book/DVD combo cost me $50. I actually found it cheaper at my school bookstore than anywhere online. My school’s pretty good about that with stuff that falls into my major/electives requirements. At least for my major. But when it comes to general eds, they rob you.
So a $50 book. Not really that bad. But you can bet I’m taking good care of this puppy. I may even be able to sell it at a profit when all’s said and done. In order to do that I’m taking good care of it. It has a special spot on my shelf that it doesn’t leave unless I’m using it. It’s a workbook, but I don’t write a single thing in it. Instead, I read the questions and write the answers on a separate piece of paper.
I’m doing the same thing for my Psych book. No highlighting. No lugging it around from class to class. (Luckily I have a teacher who doesn’t care if we have it there with us as long as we do our readings.) I’m keeping it in the best possible condition I can because I know in a few months the amount of money I’ll be able to sell it for will directly correlate to how well I’ve taken care of it.
Care for your textbooks, college students. They could be January’s grocery budget.