Q. Can I get an electronic copy of my textbook?
From a fellow student:
Here is the method that I used to get an eTextbook version of my Cengage textbook (which I then loaded onto my Nook):
- First, I registered my textbook on the Cengage site, as the registration card included in my textbook prompted me to do. I entered the code and was granted access to the text in electronic format.
- Cengage gave me the option to view the page as a pdf, which I selected. It opened the page in a separate window (it only opens one page at a time, and I am using Chrome).
- Note: reading one page at a time is inefficient, so I had to find a work-around.
- Note: you have to register your device in Adobe digital editions, but once registered the device shows up in much the same way as an iPod does in iTunes.
I would rate the degree of difficulty of this method as 5/10. I think that most students would be able to accomplish the same method as long as they are patient enough to do a few different steps, and learn a few new features of the Cengage website and Adobe Digital Editions.
One thing that I have learned through my college experience is that when confronted with a problem, there is usually an acceptable alternative. It does involve critical thinking and observation, but by applying these to elements we can find a solution.