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    Thumbs down I'm pissed.

    So I go into the bookstore today to get the rest of the books I need for my sociology class that starts on Wednesday. I've already bought the THREE books (that cost me $80), but just had to pick up a clicker and pass code. So for you old schoolers I will explain. They have this new thing now, pretty much it's just another way to rip everyone off. You get a remote looking thing and when you're in class instead of getting a piece of paper for a quiz, the quiz is up on the screen and you click in your answers on your remote. Pretty much its because professors have gotten too lazy. Anyways.... so I go to get this crap and it costs me 40 fricken dollars. The remote cost me $22 and and a little piece of cardboard with a code on it to access the system cost me $16.

    Here have a visual so you can see this pathetic shit that I am now the proud new owner of. Did I mention I can't sell them back?




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    Damn school has changed a lot since 1995.
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    Wow . . . legal rip off!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Damn school has changed a lot since 1995.
    Sheesh . . 1977 for me so I'd expect one or three upgrades!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat650 View Post
    Wow . . . legal rip off!!



    Sheesh . . 1977 for me so I'd expect one or three upgrades!!
    Dear god your giving your age away there.
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    Don't think of it as a rip off, think of it as an investment into your future. Or some shit like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Don't think of it as a rip off, think of it as an investment into your future. Or some shit like that.
    Yeah, what he said.


    I am amazed though, things certainly have changed since I was in college.




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    wtf... college has changed since 2002 as well. That's crazy, and what a waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat650 View Post
    Wow . . . legal rip off!!
    Sheesh . . 1977 for me so I'd expect one or three upgrades!!

    Wow I was born in 77...LOL
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    wow, your still in school i dropped out in the 11th grade.


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    My school has two rooms with access to the on screen quizzes. However, the difference is that the remotes are provided for us in those two rooms. It's just my school trying to keep up with the times. We just recently got one smart screen for one of the math rooms.
    You got 3 sociology books for $80?! Or were they that much apiece? When I took sociology last year I only needed one book and that costed me $90 by itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kay88 View Post
    My school has two rooms with access to the on screen quizzes. However, the difference is that the remotes are provided for us in those two rooms. It's just my school trying to keep up with the times. We just recently got one smart screen for one of the math rooms.
    You got 3 sociology books for $80?! Or were they that much apiece? When I took sociology last year I only needed one book and that costed me $90 by itself.
    Yeah the price wasn't that bad but its only a 4 week class. So what the hell we need three books for, not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2009 View Post
    Yeah the price wasn't that bad but its only a 4 week class. So what the hell we need three books for, not sure.
    I suppose that is true. Sociology is an interesting topic and there is so much to cover on it. I wish I had more time with it and I had a whole semester.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kay88 View Post
    I suppose that is true. Sociology is an interesting topic and there is so much to cover on it. I wish I had more time with it and I had a whole semester.
    I prefer soc over psych definitly, unfortunately I only need a semester of soc and two semesters of psych, ick.

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    Our community colleges still use Scantrons (the cards that you use pencil to color in the little boxes). They cost about 25 cents each.

    Ya know, Amazon does sell used textbooks. Some are rediculously cheap, but sometimes they're old editions, so watch out for that - I never cared, except when they totally re-arrange the chapters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2009 View Post
    I prefer soc over psych definitly, unfortunately I only need a semester of soc and two semesters of psych, ick.
    I've taken one semester of soc. But I've taken 4 semesters of some aspect of psychology.

    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    Our community colleges still use Scantrons (the cards that you use pencil to color in the little boxes). They cost about 25 cents each.

    Ya know, Amazon does sell used textbooks. Some are rediculously cheap, but sometimes they're old editions, so watch out for that - I never cared, except when they totally re-arrange the chapters.
    The Praxis State test I took last saturday was done in Scantron form(except the long essays, etc). My college is predominantly Scantron or short answer tests/quizzes. Only two rooms have the electronic thing and they are still in the process of integration.
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    We still use scantrons, but lots of professors choose to use the remotes because it uncollimated pretty much any work.

    I do buy all my textbooks on amazon. It makes it cheaper, but still pricey.

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    The real rip is when the prof wites the text prescribed for the class. Publish or perish becomes publish and prosper.
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    I'm pissed for you as this seems to be more about a friend of someone in administration with a product to sell than a benefit to education. At the same time I'm still trying to figure out another way to use uncollimated in a sentence.

 

 
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