The “Work Smarter Not Harder!” series doesn’t suggest you completely shirk your responsibilities as a good student. Instead, it encourages you to work SMARTER, not HARDER. Today’s WSNH tip is Online Textbook Resources!
ONLINE TEXTBOOK RESOURCES
Something that a lot of students don’t realize until their sophomore year is that their textbooks offer more than just blocks of text to be read for class.
In fact, most textbooks now have supplementary materials available through their online portals that might not be included in the textbook itself. Textbook companies like Pearson and Cengage usually offer these extra materials. Some of the supplemental resources include:
- Powerpoint Slides
- Other Resources
Check out the online resources provided in your textbook when you are searching for materials to help you write a paper, study for a test or do anything else relating to the class you are in. You can usually find the link to your book’s online resources stealthily hidden somewhere in the front of the book on one of those pages no one ever reads. Sometimes textbooks require a code to gain access to the online resources. Don’t lose this code.
Before you spend hours scouring Quizlet, Slideshare, Word Dynamo, or some other site for resources that can help you conquer your academic tasks try checking the resource that is right in front of you. There is a reason your textbooks are so damn expensive!