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Pack a Cart With Books: We’ll Tell You What Type of School to Attend

Are you a high school senior confused about your next step ? The transition between high school and college can be a tricky one. Post-graduation life can be a huge question mark for tons of students, so if you’re questioning your future, pick a set of books and we’ll give you a suggestion!

In the Cart #1

Essentials of College Algebra

  • Essentials of College Algebra

Give Me Liberty!

  • Give Me Liberty!

The Little Brown Handbook

  • The Little Brown Handbook

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor – This helpful paperback informs students of how to read like a pro-fessor!

These are entry level and how to textbooks. They introduce you to the college setting through introduction courses and beginner’s best, so if you’re shopping for books like this, consider visiting your local community or junior college .

There is no shame in capitalizing on the lessened price point of a community college. In fact, attending a community college can be the best way to transition between high school and University. Why? Sometimes, you have the opportunity to live at home, saving money with quick learning!

So, if you are considering going the junior college route, hop on your computer and research local schools. You could find a great community college in your backyard and start your education local!

In the Cart #2

How to Make Your Car Last Forever

  • How to Make Your Car Last Forever

Auto Repair for Dummies

  • Auto Repair for Dummies

How Cars Work

  • How Cars Work

Automotive Technology

  • Automotive Technology

If you’re checking out books like this, it’s clear you like tinkering with big machines that go vroom . You like putting things together. You may even like taking things apart, but one thing is for certain–cars are your jam! If that’s the case for you, you should look into Vocational Schools .

Many Vocational Schools provide instruction on anything from mechanics to accounting, and they provide an excellent entrance to the work force. Most of these technical programs feed directly into communities and help land you the job of your dreams right out of college… score!

So, if you’re in the market for a Vocational School that will teach you real life skills and trades, do your research. There may be a Vocational School near you that can start the next chapter of your life for the better.

In the Cart #3


  • Lysistrata

The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

Theater: Lively Art

  • Theater: Lively Art

Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook: 16 Ready-to-Go Lesson Plans to Build a Better Actor

  • Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook: 16 Ready-to-Go Lesson Plans to Build a Better Actor

will grayson, will grayson

  • will grayson, will grayson – In John Green and David Levithan’s heartwarming bildungsroman–coming of age book–a teenage boy named Will Grayson meets another Will Grayson. According to its blurb on Goodreads, together, they create “the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.”

If you’re picking textbooks like these, you love theatre! You need a Drama School . Whether you are an aspiring actor or actress or if you want to teach secondary drama, you’ll want to attend a school that focuses on–or at least has a strong program for–the stage.

According to an article by Acting in London, the best Acting School in the world is Tisch School of the Arts in New York City followed by the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia, but you don’t have to go to the most prestigious drama school to get a phenomenal and dramatic education.

Hollywood Reporter cites Florida State University as a good, low stakes option. According to the article, they offer “a three-year program offering a reasonably solid acting foundation” and “a professional work environment.” In fact, Barry Jenkins, brilliant director of the 2016 film Moonlight, graduated from Florida State University’s program in 2003!

So, whether you are interested in “making it” on the “big screen” or on Broadway, do your research for a strong Drama School, but know yourself. Do you want to stay relatively close to home? Do you want distance to perfect your craft? These are important questions to ask as you pick the perfect acting school to spring board your career–and don’t stray away from smaller programs. You might just be the one to put that program on the map!

In the Cart #4

The Clash of Civilizations

  • The Clash of Civilizations

The Republic

  • Plato’s The Republic

Democracy in America.

  • Democracy in America.

A Theory of Justice

  • A Theory of Justice

If you’re checking out these heavy hitters, you are a major reader. According to an article by the Washington Post, while most colleges teach Frankenstein and the Oedipus the students of the Ivy League are reading On Liberty and The Evolution of Cooperation . So, if you like high order thinking and being challenged–not to mention if you have a taste for prestige–check out the Ivy League.

The Ivy League is a set of eight private colleges banded together by a historic sports ritual. Despite this not-so-academic start, the Ivy League has grown to be at least perceived as the best schools in the nation.

Only eight universities in the US are a part of the band of Ivy League schools. Those eight are: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.

So, if you’re reaching to buy textbooks, maybe you should be reaching for a Harvard Course Catalog instead!

Now, as you buy textbooks, consider ordering online to slash prices. BooksRun is a website that helps students buy and sell books for the best prices.