Are there textbooks that you bought and never used?

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Survey Results
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Georgian College
Western University
York University
University of Ottawa
Guelph University
Queen’s University
Sheridan College
Carleton University
Brock University
George Brown College
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Paramedic
Registered Practical
Nursing
BSCN (Nursing)
Microbiology
Tourism Management
Global Development
Studies
Criminology
Marketing
Honors Fine Arts and
History
Electrical Engineering
Law and Film Studies
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Computer Systems
Technician Networking
(CSTN)
Medical Office
Administration
Personal Support Worker
College Communications
Hospitality Management
General Arts and Science
Computer Programming
Automotive Business
Child and Youth Worker
Opticinary
Business Administration
Textbook Prices
•$900-Under:
13 responses
30
25
•$1000-2900:
27 Responses
20
15
10
5
0
Textbook Prices
•$3000-4900:
3 Responses
•$5000-over:
1 response
Bought but never used?
Yes:
76.0%
80
70
60
50
Bought but never
used?
40
30
20
10
0
YES
NO
No:
24.0%
Know of any resources
Yes:
68.0%
35
30
25
Know of any
resources
20
15
10
5
0
YES
NO
No:
36.0%
Would you be interested?
Yes:
80.0%
80
70
60
Would you be interested?
50
40
30
20
10
0
YES
NO
No:
22.0%
Online textbooks (E-books)?
Yes:
61.2%
70
60
50
40
Online textbooks
(E-books)?
30
20
10
0
YES
NO
No:
38.8%
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“Expensive”
“Over Priced”
“Ridiculous”
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“Absolutely ridiculous were
already charged to much for
tuition so with textbook
prices on top of that it makes
life allot harder.”
“They are definitely too
expensive and think that
costs could be reduced a bit
to make a difference in the
end, as most students
purchase several textbooks
per semester.”
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“They are far too high.
sometimes the books
become useless by the next
year because of new editions
coming out.”
“Way to high and could really
use a helpful website or
resource I know of kijiji but
the more resource the
better.”
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“way too highh, burning a
hole in my wallet.”
“If someone could create a
website were people have
donated text for free would
be amazing for us students.
People who donate would be
heroes. I would donate the
books I bought in a heartbeat
cheers.”
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“Online textbook would
probably be a good idea...”
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“PDF distribution, a more
transparent business model
where publishers have
responsibility to not price
gouge.”
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“Website for just students
runned by students new
current and old.”
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“E books sound like an
awesome idea!!”
“It would be nice to recycle
and have changes only to text
books printed and circulated
for a small price. I thought I
would use my text books
again but have never opened
one after I left school.”
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