Publishers figure that maybe it’s because aren’t edgy enough, or something. And so Course Smart, a company created by textbook publishers to sell electronic textbooks to students on a subscription basis, has partnered with CollegeHumor.com, a comedy website, to try to make students think electric textbooks are cool.
Students are invited to write an essay about how they cut corners in college. According to the contest:
We want to hear the story of the smartest, cleverest, most creative academic shortcut you’ve ever taken. You can submit your story below – the winner gets $1,000 CASH. They [sic]will also snag a year’s supply of free eTextbooks from CourseSmart, AND will have their story turned into an animated video on CollegeHumor! Enter now!
I sort of feel like a smart slacker wouldn’t actually bother to enter the essay contest, but whatever. The competition ends February 7.