Digital versions of books, or eBooks as they are popularly called, have come a long way in the recent past. As the availability of smart devices supporting eBooks started to grow, more and more publishers made the paradigm shift to launching books in the digital format, exclusively or alongside the printed versions. Over the past decade and the half, eBooks have also entered the fray of academic learning in a big way. For every printed textbook, there is a digital book available on the internet. Here is how eBooks can help you prepare your exams better:
You can Study on the Go: In our modern, urbanized lifestyles, a lot of time is spent on the road, with chock-a-block traffic multiplying our travel time manifold. Having eBooks handy in your smartphone or tablets can allow you to use this time productively by catching up on your study material, revising a topic you have recently studied or highlighting important aspects of a topic you plan on studying next.
Affordability and Ease of Access: Most digital books are cheaper than their printed counterparts, this difference in pricing can play out to your advantage as you can access more books on any given subject without straining your (or your parents’) pockets. Also, textbooks published and released in foreign countries, which may not be available for purchase in your region, can be accessed in the eBook format. These additional inputs help in improving your understanding of a subject and the quality of your answers.
The Search Feature is Unbeatable: You know the all too familiar feeling of frantically skimming and scanning through the pages of a chapter, looking for a quick answer, just before heading in for an exam or a big test, but the answer remains elusive. The search feature on eBooks can help you zero-in on such crucial snippets of information in no time. This can come in handy when working on complex assignments as well as in the last minute preparation ahead of exams. You can also add notes and bookmark pages of your digital study material just as you do with a traditional textbook.
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Advanced Learning Styles Can Help Clear Concepts: When a teacher talks about concepts of Motion and Forces, Electricity and Magnetism or isotopes, it is not always easy to comprehend these intangible theories correctly with the aid just a handful of two-dimensional diagrams. The use of 3D diagrams, infographics, and videos in eBooks can simplify the learning process and make these daunting concepts a lot clearer in your mind.
Exchanging Notes is Easy As it Comes: We all know what a nightmare exchanging notes ahead of your exams can be. First, you have to convince your parents that you not using notes as an excuse to meet up a friend, then you have to convince your friends that you’ll guard their notes with your life, and finally, have to go collect the notes, have them photocopied, and return them to their rightful owner. With eBooks, you can share the notes digitally and save yourself a lot of effort and time.
With eBooks, functionality reigns supreme. These are great time savers and a gold mine of information, just the combination you need to up the ante on your exam preparation in the final lap.