Breaking down book costs

By on January 21, 2009

Second semester has arrived and the dreadful task of paying too much for textbooks is here. I’ve thought about going onto the Quinnipiac bookstore Web site to order all of my books, but I reconsidered. I’m going to wait until I go to all of my classes and see if my teacher actually uses the book. There is nothing more frustrating than paying over $100 for a book then getting to the class and never opening it. I would advise all students to do this, unless instructed otherwise by their teacher. Also, utilizing Amazon.com is a great way to save some cash this spring. I investigated various books and their prices at the respective outlets and the money saved is totally worth the extra effort of ordering online. Here are the results I found for some of the core courses that all Quinnipiac students need to take:

Quinnipiac Bookstore (new)
EN 102, Ways of Reading, Bartholomae ed.8 –$64.25
JRN 160, Reporting for the Media, Bender ed.9 –$79.95
MA 118, Brief Applied Calculus, Berresford ed.4 –$126.00
MSS 101, Media & Culture 6e with 2009 Update & Media Career Guide 6e, Campbell ed.6 –$107.75
BI 101, Biology: Life on Earth w/ Physiology set (text w/sg), Audesirk ed.8 –$161.50
CH 102, General, Org & Biol Chemistry, Timberlake ed.2 –$180.25
Total: $719.70

Amazon.com (new)
EN 102, Ways of Reading, Bartholomae ed.8–$56.22
JRN 160, Reporting for the Media, Bender ed.9 –$65.42
MA 118, Brief Applied Calculus, Berresford ed.4 –$52.19
MSS 101, Media & Culture 6e with 2009 Update & Media Career Guide 6e, Campbell ed.6 –$93.75
BI 101, Biology: Life on Earth w/ Physiology set (text w/sg), Audesirk ed.8–$150.00
CH 102, General, Org & Biol Chemistry, Timberlake ed.2 –$163.00
Total: 580.58

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