iPad changing how college textbooks are used
As college students return to classes this school year, many have a way of avoiding buying all those textbooks. The iPad is allowing students to carry just one device, and possibly save money along…
AP Associated Press
Thu Sep 2
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If I had an Apple i-Pad, what would possibly be happened?
(A) I could save a lot of money for buying printed books.
(B) Students could go to class without carrying a heavy backpack.
(C) Students could stay awake in class because there would always be accessible to the Internet.
(D) My school would be a better contributor in environmental protection.
(E) I could be distracted by this high-tech device.
(F) Students could enhance my studying efficiency due to the audio and visual functions i-Pad provides.
(G) I could update my facebook whenever I want.
(H) Students would have more troubles if I need to take notes during class.
(I) Book printers and publisher would be unacceptable for being replaced by i-Pad.
(J) There would be second hand i-Pad stores instead of second hand books stores.
ANS: A, B, D, F
A: Students could potentially save a lot of money by using the i-Pad as most students spend thousand of dollars on their printed textbooks.
B: In this semester, instead of logging around and piles of textbooks, some students are simply carrying one device.
D: Another lesson learned is a green one. Using i-Pads and other tablets could significantly reduce a school’s paper use.
F: And so far, both students and teachers give the i-Pad a high mark. “These additional audio and visual connectivity that I think they are (students) gonna remember more. Time will tell, but I think they will” said Catherine Giunta, professor of Seton Hill.