• Is it better to buy or rent your textbooks?

    The only thing less appealing than thinking of summer vacation as a distant memory, is thinking about the money you’re about to drop on books for fall classes. But if you start planning now, you’ll have far more options and find lots of ways to save some serious cash. The first place to start is obviously BIGWORDS, where you’ll find cheap textbooks

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  • Four Ways To Score Cheap Textbooks Every Semester

    Any of us who have shopped in a campus bookstore for textbooks know that it’s a huge rip-off. Students nationwide have grown wise to the racket and, consequently, stores just aren’t selling books like they used to. While schools scramble to evolve to a changing market – and reduce or entirely drop textbooks from their inventory – students are looking elsewhere

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  • 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Should Pack For College

    Summer is in full-swing and the upcoming school year is probably the last thing on your mind. Chances are good that you haven’t even figured out which bar you’re going to tonight, nevermind what you’ll need to pack for college. Sure, you’ll need all the fun stuff – like a comforter, desk accessories and the latest-and-greatest in dorm room artwork

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  • Five Things You DON’T Need In College

    If you’re new to campus life, chances are that you don’t entirely know where you need to throw your back-to-school dollars. We have a few suggestions of items you might think you need, but actually don’t – so you can have more money for those big nights out. Printer. Dorm rooms are tiny and cluttered – the last thing you

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  • 5 Tips To Get Your Textbooks Cheap Every Semester

    New to the textbook game? Check out our tips for how to get your textbooks super cheap every school year. Buy early. The laws of supply and demand, baby. As you get closer to the start of the semester, the number of students purchasing books goes up – and with it, so do the prices of textbooks. Shop around online.

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  • 20 Books For Rusty Readers Recommended By Reddit Users

      Been a while since you’ve read a book that wasn’t forced upon you by a high school english teacher? Here are 20 favorites that will make picking up a book again totally worth it.     1. The Martian by Andy Weir kkibe  I loved the Martian by Andy Weir. It’s an easy read (350 pgs) and is bloody hilarious.

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  • Early Prep Must-Dos Before Your First Day Of College

    If you just graduated from high school and are entering college in the fall, congratulations on entering what will undoubtedly be the most exhilarating summer of your life. And the build-up isn’t all for naught. College can, most definitely, be the best years of your life and you should be excited. But before you go into the situation blindly, there’s some

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  • 11 Of Our Favorite Best Selling June Books

      Eleven great reads hand selected by BIGWORDS, found cheaper on BIGWORDS. 1. Beren and Luthien Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal elf. Her father, a great elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him

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  • 7 Things You Must Do Before Going Away To College

    The summer between finishing high school and starting college is a really exciting time. With high school behind you, you can move onto the next phase of your life – freedom, parties, football games and a seemingly endless supply of people to date. But before you move onto drunken debauchery, there’s plenty to check off your bucket list for your

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  • 30 Anticipated Video Game Releases Of 2017

    You’ve waited, and for a few, you’ll wait some more, but they will all be yours this year.  Oh yes, they will be yours. True story, last time I made that same Wayne’s World reference, five minutes later I ran into Mike Myers standing on the sidewalk with his kid in NYC. And man did I wish Mike Myers and

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  • 4 Things You Should Request From Your Summer Internship That You May Not Have Thought Of

    If “Yeah yeah school cred, some work experience, blah blah blah” is what you are thinking, you may be missing out on some real opportunity. Make sure to request these 4 simple things during your summer internship that will jumpstart your career faster than you can imagine. One On One Outside Of The Office NO! This is not an invitation

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  • 4 Ways To Deal With The Post-College Blues

    Sometimes adulting is sucky. Securing a job is hard, you’re separated from your friends, the anxiety of making ends meet is high and then there’s that haunting image of your sweet, loving parents spreading their arms open, welcoming you back into their house. Love you mom and dad, but no. Please put your arms back together. So now what. How on

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  • 10 Page-Turning Novels You Can Read In One Day

    Ten great novels you can read in a matter of hours and be all the smarter and more knowledgeable literature-wise, with the least amount of effort. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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  • How To Travel On A Teeny Weeny Budget

    Oh hail graduation and all the freedom it brings! Time to start planning that cheap trip because we know you only got $1 back from the college bookstore for your books. Next time use BIGWORDS! Now THIS is how you adventure on a budget. Get a group together. Traveling on your own can be expensive. Even if you’re just couch

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  • 4 Ways To Reduce Student Loan Debt

    Currently, 40 million Americans have student loan debt. The amount of debt people are racking up is so staggering that half of the current borrowers are unable to pay off their loans, resulting in defaults that can haunt individuals’ credit ratings for years. Unfortunately, many young people heading off to college don’t have much of a choice outside of taking

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