I'm an (older) grad student doing research in applied physics. I've ticked all my class requirements but have a shortlist of subjects I feel would be useful to my research and my career. I've translated these into a list of reputable, recommended textbooks to read. I've started reading those, usually in the evenings after all daily tasks are complete, and I enjoy it very much - but does anyone have tips to maximize the payoff of those reading hours? [more inside]
I'm returning to freelance copyediting after 10 years on the writing side of nonprofit operations. Educational, business and technical content interest me the most, and that’s where I want to start (I also enjoy research, but how to fit that in?). Can the hive mind help steer me in the right direction? Another challenge: I must do it remotely. Where do I start? [more inside]
I am considering ditching the textbook I currently use for my high school English class. I would like to create a digital anthology of poetry and short stories. Many of the texts I plan on using would be public domain, but what about those that aren't? Is there a cost-effective/user-friendly way to do small-scale licensing of short stories and poetry for use in the classroom?
I've been informally tutoring my friends' kids in preparing for the New York State English standardized tests, and my friends have been happy enough with how it's going that they have now proposed another arrangement. They would like me to teach a beginning ESL class for a small group of their business's employees who are struggling with English skills. I would teach a 2-hour class of about 4-5 people once a week. My friends don't know what the going rate for that kind of instruction is in NYC, and I don't either. [more inside]
I have just moved and am in the process of unpacking my things. I have far more books than my space allows and would like to get rid of old university textbooks that I haven't looked at in years and that are now woefully out of date. Are there some ways of repurposing them other than recycling? Would a university used bookstore or general used bookstore find some use for a 10+ year old textbook? Are there other more creative ways of reusing them? [more inside]
Decided to take a break from photography. Would like to learn how to draw / paint. Can anyone recommend a good book / textbook for reference purposes?
Please recommend some up-to-date textbooks in genetics and immunology. [more inside]
I am a frequent buyer of <$5 books on Amazon. Lately I am interested in math treatises but have been unable to find any that aren't way out of my price range. Am I being way too demanding? [more inside]
I'm going to be teaching a second-year journalism-school course in political writing. I'd like to expand the curriculum a bit to build in elements of the study of political communication: The rhetoric, the language, the semiotic warfare of politics and persuasion. But I'm a working journalist, not an academic, and my understanding of such things is largely self-taught. So I need a book or textbook to formalize my own understanding and develop course materials from. Any suggestions? (Bonus: Suggestions for Canadians, which we happen to be?) [more inside]
I'm looking for two books, one biology, one chemistry. They are related to GCSE, they say that on the front of the books, but I don't know if they're licensed. One has a green cover, one has a blue cover, but they both have pictures on the front. The good thing about these books is that they explain scientific concepts through diagrams in one-pagers, which are conveniently in both Chinese and English. Help me find these books? [more inside]
Is there some place I can find cross-reference guides to match up material and problem sets between different editions of the same textbook (specifically math textbooks) ? [more inside]
Preparing for Jure Sanguinis and trying to brush up on my non-existent Italian. I haven't had much luck with various websites and apps (FSI is an exception), can't afford Rosetta Stone, and can't leave work long enough for an immersion course. I've found that I do well with language textbooks in that I get a better sense of the grammar and they allow for rote memorization of words and phrases. With that in mind, can anyone recommend a good textbook (or system, or correspondence course) for learning Italian at home? Thank you.
Chegg contacted me to ask if I wanted payment or credit for what appears to be someone else's books -- I'd like for the actual seller to earn the money, but it's hard to contact Chegg by phone or chat. [more inside]
I've already taught this college course on media literacy for one semester, with results that frustrated me (here's my postmortem of my syllabus, including what students did and didn't get). Specifically, my students don't seem to understand how advertising influences the content of the media. I've been trying to remember where it was I developed the foundational ideas I have on the subject... and I realized, they're in a textbook I read in high school. In 1991. In a book which had its last edition that year. [more inside]
My stats notes are getting too long to distribute using the university printers. A publisher wants to turn them into a printed book, but I want to keep control of the electronic distribution of my work. How should I approach this situation? [more inside]
Help me find a good suggestion to give my art college for digital reprotext delivery. [more inside]
What are some sources for inexpensive college text books (used, rentals, etc.)? [more inside]
If I get a Google Nexus 7, will I be able to use it to reliably read textbooks? My college primarily uses Pearson textbooks for the courses I'm taking. Does anyone have experience with those textbooks on an Android tablet? [more inside]
Detroit Filter: Where can I sell my old novels, textbooks, children's books, and test prep books for cash? [more inside]
What to do with ~50 copies of a Physics Text? [more inside]
What's the best book to self study semester second of algebra based physics with? [more inside]
I want to track down the AP US History textbook I had in the 2001-2002 school year because I want to re-read it. How do I figure out what it was?
Can you recommend textbooks and offer any other advice for me to work my way up the JLPT tests. [more inside]
What are textbooks actually like on the Kindle? [more inside]
I have been asked to explain to a group of college students the consequences of copyright violation. Specifically, the consequences of photocopying entire textbooks instead of buying them. I know it's illegal because it deprives the publisher of the opportunity to make money off of the book, but what are the legal consequences? Do publishers really ever sue individual college students over illegal photocopying of their books? [more inside]
I've just received a request to use one of my online articles in a textbook. Is this weird? [more inside]
Can other engineers out there recommend definitive textbooks from their disciplines and specific fields? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for software platforms to use to design an interactive online textbook for college literature courses. Thanks! [more inside]
I am going to be teaching a class on implementing web services in the summer. Help me out. [more inside]
ISO basic ceramics/pottery textbook/handbook. [more inside]
Is there a reason Malvino's Electronic Principles would be considered a bad book? [more inside]
Where did the thing on the inside front cover of many school textbooks originate? [more inside]
I'm half way through college and am about to begin taking courses for my math minor. However, the last time I took an invasive course on mathematics was during high school. I am looking for a couple textbooks/methods that will help me get up to Calc II proficiency by the end of this summer. Specifically, I need to tune up my Precalculus and Calc I skills. If anyone could recommend problem sets, online tools, and/or their favorite textbooks I would greatly appreciate it. I'd like to keep it under $100. Thanks. ~Stephen
Do you know of any fun, innovative resources for casual Latin study? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good text on pop culture history/studies? [more inside]
I'm trying to locate elementary reading textbooks from the late 70s early 80s. All I have to go on is that the first grade text was a 3 parter and the first two parts were Footprints and Carousel and were in paperback format. Later grades had the heavy textbook type in a monochrome cover and one was called Melody( I think this was the third grade text) and was either teal or violet. The other books in that series also had a one word title and a monchrome color scheme for the covers. [more inside]
What textbooks and/or texts would you recommend for an undergraduate Rhetorical Theory class? [more inside]
What are the most well-written (i.e., enjoyable to read) textbooks and/or books written for an academic audience? I'm not looking for the "best" textbook on any given subject, but textbooks on any topic that are compelling to read because of the wit and lucidity of the writing style. [more inside]
Is my university going to sue me? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good, intermediate economics textbook. [more inside]
What's the best way to sell used psychology textbooks online? [more inside]
TeachFilter: Help me become a better programming instructor. [more inside]
I'm looking to cut down a 1000+ page textbook into more manageable and portable chunks. Best practices? What should I watch out for? Most importantly - how do I keep the separated pieces from falling apart? [more inside]
What is the best site/method for selling back textbooks? [more inside]
i've been looking at reviews on amazon for introductory stat textbooks, and i can't seem to find a single one that doesn't have blatantly contradictory reviews. [more inside]
8th Grade Social Studies Textbooks - I'm trying to compile a list of all available Social Science textbooks from major publishers. Does anyone know of a definitive list, or where to start? Most of the publishers don't seem to delineate between 7th and 8th grade textbooks. [more inside]
Where can I get used textbooks online... in Canada? [more inside]
I've decided that I would like to learn German from my best friend, who is Austrian. We have no idea how to go about doing this. We're thinking that I need to learn basic grammar and syntax first, but I'm not terribly concerned with reading or writing German. I'd like to get some textbook and curriculum recommendations and hear from anyone who has taught their native language to a friend.
I have some older college textbooks from the early to mid 1990s; is there conceivable market for these, or should I just throw 'em in the recycle bin? (They're mainly communication studies/theory, if that matters.
What's a good math book? My sister is a high school drop out and pretty much knows how to add, subtract and the like. Last night, she called me concerned that when her kids start school in a few years she won't be able to assist them with their math homework, and asked me to find a good easy-to-understand book that will teach her from very basic math (adding, subtracting) on to more complex mathematics. Any suggestions?
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