I am so against access codes with text books right now. I would understand if the access codes I was forced to purchase would lead me down a golden path of gummy bears and Hawaiian punch, yet all it keeps doing is sending me down the path of anger and frustration.
I would understand it even more if professors didn't use these damn things as a crutch to lean on. They don't write the test, but throw you in a lab room with questions that came right from the publisher. Why did I buy these access codes again? So they didn't have to write a quiz question? Please tell me there is some grand scale to why I'm throwing away $80.00 to a 5 block 5 letter phrase that looks like I could take an old key generator from a video game and crack this code?
my med-surg book: $130.00
access code: $89.95
used book: 10$ (previous edition which has all the same information, minus a picture)
access code: free......
makes you wonder which way a student would go for given the chance.