The importance of books to college and university students cannot be overstated. Nor can a student's love of books. Perhaps this seems an obvious statement to all you book lovers out there, but we cannot forget that although a student's success at college or university might be found amongst many things, the use of educational media, books, and textbooks can play a big factor! Such a big responsibility for a book to carry, right? Well, although it's good to remember that a book is simply a book - something to read, something to learn from - it's how we use books that matters. When books are used for study, research, and learning, the amount of concentration and diligence during the reading process plays a big role in how well we learn the topic at hand. In fact, people use the term textbook instead of just using the word "book" because textbooks are books that have information relevant to our field of study. So the way we use textbooks may be instrumental in the successful assimilation and comprehension of whatever educational subject the textbook discusses. So although nowadays many college textbooks are bigger, broader, and certainly a lot heftier than some of the books used by our forefathers, students must remember that with all the knowledge contained in these books, it's up to them to immerse themselves in this available knowledge. Whether that means setting aside certain times a day to read, simply sitting down and reading entire chapters at a time, or a variation of those, learning everything an educational book has to teach is one of the ways lots of students better themselves. In this way, books are important. And treating important texts with respect leads me to some thoughts about taking good care of one's books.
Caring and Learning and Some Silly Rambling!
Many students remember that just as they need regular breaks and careful attention, their books need to be well taken care of, too. If books were people, here's some thoughts I would have: books should certainly not be left in school bags forever, as most do not like the dark (except for astronomy books), and botanical textbooks enjoy plenty of light, however, astronomy textbooks seem to prefer nighttime study sessions best. And even books on furniture making or textbooks on carpentry definitely do not like being used as coffee coasters or door-stops. Most books dislike being thrown about, although some physics books may contemplate this on a quantum level. Literary classics enjoy being read aloud, especially if one speaks with their best reading voice, while psychology books may curiously notice the expression on your face while reading. And, finally, accounting and economics books can be read anywhere, really, but they do enjoy using dollar bills (any denomination, really) used as bookmarks. Whatever the book, students should take care of them, as they would any best friend. They should be grateful for the information their books impart, thankful for the responsibility their books carry to help them succeed, and always make sure that they give their books breaks when they need them. By taking care of their books, students can ensure a long and lasting relationship with them, one that will lead to their ultimate academic success.
Really enjoying one's books, textbooks, and literature may bring a world of educational knowledge within one's grasp. Having respect for these great tools might simply be a matter of reading, learning, studying, and taking good care of one's new or used college textbooks.