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How far students will go to get rid of textbooks--and why

Infographic Thumbnail: Students prefer digital textbooks

by Loreal Lynch | August 10, 2011



Ever since Amazon announced last month that students can now rent digital textbooks with Kindle Textbook Rental, people have been abuzz with forecasts having to do with the fate of textbooks.

Whether or not textbooks will die tomorrow or some day in the distant future, one thing is for certain: college students will not miss them. In fact, a recent study shows that students would be willing to go to great lengths in order to never have to carry a textbook again—including giving up dating for a whole year! To find out just how far students would be willing to go in order to rid themselves of textbooks for good—and why—check out the below infographic.

Infographic: Students prefer digital textbooks

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About the Author

Loreal Lynch is a content editor at QuinStreet who is passionate about issues of education. She received her Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Tufts University and currently volunteers as an ESL tutor in the San Francisco Bay Area.