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#1 15 years ago

I'm in high school and I think textbooks are too heavy. Why can't they separate those thick books into 5 or 6 smaller books/sections so we can carry only the one we need? I'm kind of doing this poll for my school on how they can make textbooks lighter. 1. the first option is to simply get 5 or 6 individual smaller books to replace a single large book. 2. the second option is to get those 5 or 6 smaller books bounded to the spine of the complete book with zippers, so that they can be removed easily. The advantage of the second option is that you have more page organization. It'll be less hasselsome when you need to flip back and forth between various pages, and it's easier to find a specific page you want. The disadvantage of the second option is that it'll be more expensive. Students will be required to pay $1 for all of their textbooks of a single school year to have that option. So, which one do you prefer if you are a student? Take this poll and state your reasons. Thanks




rebornintheglory

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#2 15 years ago

Big folder, it looks cooler, and it's nice to be able to do everything in one place without cluttering up the place.

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#3 15 years ago

Neither. each textbook is fine. I only need about 4 or 5 textbooks and I like bring home 2 a day.




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#4 15 years ago
Why can't they separate those thick books into 5 or 6 smaller books/sections so we can carry only the one we need?

It's really expensive.

Students will be required to pay $1 for all of their textbooks of a single school year to have that option.

Are you sure? That's a steal! I paid probably $300 for only 2 or 3 books - more during the semester when I had my chem book separated into two volumes. Damn expensive, that was... good thing I needed them for two separate classes or I'd have thrown a fit.




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#5 15 years ago

How do define big? By kilos or pages?

In general: The bigger the better - makes you look inteligent! :p




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#6 15 years ago

$1 per book. :confused:

Mine cost $300. They are huge and weigh alot! But I can cope. :)




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#7 15 years ago

What the hell? Do the 15 year old school level require you to buy books for 300$ a piece?!

Makes me glad the Norwegian school system allowed us free books at school that age.




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#8 15 years ago

Not a piece.

I am also young for my year. Most 15 year olds are in Year 9 or 10. I am in 11.

My books total $300. In Senior Years you are expected to pay for all of your books. Because in Junoir years you borrowed Maths textbooks. But now we have to buy them.




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#9 15 years ago

No, what I meant was that option 2 will be $1 MORE than option 1. Beside, schools buy your books in high school. You don't buy your books until college I thought. So basically you pay a $1 fee at the beginning of the school year because the manufacturing cost per book will be slightly more since you have to add a few zippers.

I mean, if you have 5 classes and you get 5 books, option 1 will mean you separate every book into 5 or 6 sections and then you'll end up with 25 or 30 "mini" books. You have to keep them organized or else it'll be very bad when you want to flip back and forth between pages, such as when you want to check the answers in the back, or need to look up a previous equations..etc Because you are going to need to swap books in your hand. And you better have large enough desk room.

Or you can choose option 2. That way, each book is still "complete". If you don't unzip any section, it'll just be like a regular book. But you can unzip a specific section when that's all you need, so it'll be much lighter. And all the pages are in order and more organized.

But of course, the manufacturing cost of option 2 will be probably $1 more per book. So if a student need 5 books, that'll be $5 the school need to pay per student. But each set of textbooks get used for at least 5 years (usually 8), so when you spread out the cost, a student need to pay something like a $1 per year. Or, the school can just eat the charge and charge the student nothing. It's really a small cost since each book is already $60 a piece.




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#10 15 years ago

I choose option 1, simply because I am an organized person. But Carl hit the nail on the head. I only need to bring home one textbook, out of the three I have.




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