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THINK Sociology
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2011
This text is written at a level more appropriate to an 8th grade class than to a college course. The actual information content is sparse, and often inaccurate, while managing also to be excessively vague, and uninformative. A broad survey of basic sociology is accomplished, but at a much lower level than is appropriate for a college freshman text. Perhaps the authors should have spent more time delivering informational content and less time trying to make a flashy, "fun" book for our increasingly infantilized student body.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2013
This was actually a fun book to read. It contained a lot of interesting information. The book tried to stay entertaining by making use of lots of charts and pictures. It is very up to date, with references to things that happened in the past few years. Also very helpful is the the audiobook version of this book, which is available for free through the book's website.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2014
This has to be one of the worst textbooks I have used. The different sized fonts throughout drive me nuts. The second chapter opens up with a excerpt from some sociologists work and it doesn't list anything about it. Also, it is very difficult to tell where the text begins. It is poorly put together and the writing is not college level. I have just started this course and I am already beyond frustrated with how the book is put together.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2011
This has to be absolutely the worst sociology text ever written. Easy to read. Well yes. But since when is that a criterian for academic quality? The book is extremely dumbed down, full of inaccurate information. The lowest common denominator student will love it as will the lowest common denominator faculty member. Loving it, though, comes at a very serious price which is that good students are not learning, they are not being challenged, and they are not learning critical thinking. They are simply being amused, and that is not what education should mean.
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on May 1, 2014
This is one of the times where the rental feature was pleasant. I couldn't imagine anyone needing this book as a reference guide for sociology information. The content was very age and college level appropriate for the "no child left behind" generation. As this was used most often in the Sociology 1001 course I can see where the material wasn't too hard to comprehend which is good for someone who isn't majoring in economics or psychology. I'm 28 and returning to school for Pre-Licensure BSN after working in business for the better part of a decade so the material was mostly common sense to me, as it should be for any adult. Nothing in this book surprised me at all except some of the statistics were skewed and outdated to make the broader world seem more irrational and one sided than it is in certain areas. If you are looking for a challenging book, this isn't it. If you're looking for a common sense book to help get the classes out of your way that you already have knowledge about and want to focus on your actual major course classes that will help your career then this is the book I hope your Sociology class uses.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2014
I had to purchased this book for my Sociology class, and it was very clear, well written, and everything in the book is easily described clearly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2014
All the slides are online, Renting or buying this basic common sense book is a huge waste, I did not open it one time all semester.
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on August 28, 2013
I keep in mind that whenever I purchase a used book I know that there will be a little wear and tear, as well as some marks from the previous owner, whether that be highlighter or pen/pencil marks. So with this in mind, I really enjoy my book. The shipping was very quick (it arrived about 2 weeks before the estimated arrival date) and I live in an APO AE area, so usually shipments take about an extra 2 weeks to arrive. The book is in very good condition considering the above statement. The other great thing about this book is that it is MUCH cheaper than if I were to purchase it at any other College Bookstore! This is just what I needed, and in the future will definitely go through this seller again!
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on May 14, 2015
Low cost paper back textbook which met my needs for the Sociology class I was taking. This material really, really got me thinking about social causes and injustice. We had a great instructor who combined life experience, current news and supplemental materials to really make the course interesting. Some points of view expressed in the book are in conflict with my personal points of view but ultimately it gets you to think which is what education is all about.
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on December 15, 2013
This book was actually interesting for a college class. Usually there dull and boring but if your interested in psychology classes, this book is similar.
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