Change in OD graphics book!
I've been a user of the Office Depot graph book for years and assign it to my college students. However the product has substantially changed recently. The squares are larger (only 4 to an inch instead of the previous 5) making it unsuitable for serious graphing projects and the cardboard covers, once firm enough to take book bag wear, are now the cheaper flexible kind which tear easily. The binding is also cheaper now, paper, which rips with much use. What was my favorite product in the industry is now at the bottom. Competitors products have not made these cost-cutting changes. I would advise customers to look at this product carefully before buying.
November 10, 2013
Great Deal on Lab Notebook
I went to my university's bookstore where they were charging $18 for a lab notebook. Luckily, I checked Office Depot and found this great steal. It meets the needs of my physics and chemistry labs. Actually, the TA prefers my notebook since the pages don't come loose easily like the bookstore's version.
October 20, 2013
a student necessity!
As a freshman teacher, I hate to get into the sales business, but students need these for math from day 1 and quad-ruled are almost impossible to find in store. The quad ruled makes graphs & diagrams easy to draw and equations so easy to keep in order;. the price was great; delivery was fantastic -- 1 day! Spirals may be cheaper but within a week they bend and draw blood! A stack of composition books is so much easier to carry, to collect & check!
October 5, 2013
Excellent for STEM Students
If you're a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) student, this is the notebook for you. I've been using this composition book for the past three semesters in subjects ranging from algebra and trigonometry to calculus and physics. Matter of fact, I am planning on using this notebook for the remainder of my education in engineering and mathematics, including graduate school.
This product's only downside is that it suffers from a lack of durable binding sometimes. To date, I've used more than a dozen books for my mathematics courses and during that time, the binding loosened on two books and I lost the cover of the binding all together on another book. Not a bad a ratio for a dozen notebooks. So there is a caveat for durability.
As far as pricing is concerned, it's actually not a bad deal and is obviously a good investment if you're a serious STEM student. I try to purchase the notebooks when Office Depot has them on sale for $1.99. During the sale, I'll buy a dozen or so in one sitting to save money.
The writing surface is quality and great for writing mathematics and drawing geometric shapes. And because of the layout of the pages, I've been able to create a fairly sophisticated system of note taking and homework production. I use separate notebooks for homework and class notes, but I can reference back and forth. Moreover, the notebooks are great for referencing to previous courses and subjects, and are easy to store.
June 26, 2013