Dispatches from Adjunct Faculty: On Comp. Copies

by Oronte Churm, an obvious pseudonym AT HINTERLAND UNIVERSITY, there are three ways to come by examination or desk copies of textbooks. The first is to email our textbook reps., who are unfailingly polite and prompt in filling requests. The second is to attend one of the “book fairs” that take place monthly in the copy room and ask the reps.—in this case, often just young people standing in for more seasoned reps—for free copies. (Some instructors ask for textbooks just to look legitimate; they’re really after the free pizza the reps. provide.) The third is to go to an […]
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