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Print vs. digital textbooks.

For a generation touted as the most technologically adept in history, some college students are still holding on to print textbooks. While digital textbook offerings have seen growth in most campuses, curbing textbook costs for students, print textbooks still prevail for some.

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In a recent study by the Student (Public Interest Research Groups, a national advocacy network, three-quarters of the students surveyed said they still preferred a bound book to a digital version.

Some college students who preferred print over digital cited eye strain and the risk of losing access to digital textbooks from technological mishaps.

* Sources: nacs.org, nytimes.com, studentpirgs.org
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Title Annotation:SHORT Takes
Author:Arellano, Jonah
Publication:Rural Telecommunications
Date:Jan 1, 2011
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