Throughout history, college students have hated carrying massive books from one place to another. In fact, most students would not even carry their books with them to class. Instead, they would write down everything they needed to read and look it all over when they got back to the dorm room. This has changed thanks to eBooks. It is now possible to purchase and use textbooks through electronic readers. According to the Daily Beast, the eBook signifies the death of the heavy 25-pound backpack that students hate to lug around. When using these eBooks, students can study while on the bus or in bed, and even while in class. This makes it a lot easier for students to be well prepared.
Studying on the Bus
When students get on the bus to go to go to school, or even on their commute back home, they can bring out their eBook reader to get in a little study time. This is something they could not have done while they were carrying around huge textbooks. Students can now simply grab their backpacks and pull out their reading device to catch up on some quick reading in between stops. There is no concern about finding your place, because the reader simply goes right back to where you were last time you used it. As soon as you get off of the bus, you can simply turn the reader off and know that your place is being saved.
Studying in Bed
Students are known for studying in bed, but the last thing they need is to roll over onto a big stack of books. This is no longer a problem with an electronic reader. Students can even lie down and read on their side without having to worry about the book falling on their faces. The only thing a student has to worry about with an electronic book is the amount of battery life in the reader, although his is not so big a problem as most readers have a very long battery life. This means that the student will likely give out long before the battery ever does.
Studying in the Classroom
The most important way in which the eBook textbook helps students is in the class. Rather than having to go all the way back to the dorm to read important parts of the book, they can be marked and read right there, in the class. Students can simply pop the eBook on their desk and start reading, or keep it handy in case they need to read something from it. If the reader is on a tablet, you can even access a notebook function to take notes on the same device from which you are reading passages. It makes it easier to maintain a clutter-free desk and to get more done in the classroom. The less clutter on the desk a student has, the easier it will be to concentrate on the professor’s lesson, and to be able to learn something. After all, college is still all about learning, and eBooks are helping to make this just a little easier for students.