so I'm back at school and the big debate has started: should I even bother with textbooks?
last year I didn't even touch my textbooks (that I spent over $300 on) and then they wouldn't even take them back at the end of the semester!
i know I'll get SOME but for classes like art history and fashion sewing I feel like simple note taking would suffice.
so should I bother getting ALL the required text?
also, do YOU usually get all (if any) of the required text?
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I learned it was pretty ideal to read the syllabus before seeing how much of the textbook was actually needed for the class. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't.
Without having the textbook with me, I don't think I would have done as well in college. It was just helpful to have it right there when I needed it. And I find that it's far easier to have an actual book to study with than a digital PDF.
Now that I'm done with college, I'm glad that I held on to most of my textbooks instead of selling them all away. It's good to have that information to refer back to for the rest of your life. I regret selling some of my textbooks; I wish I still had them because your brain isn't capable of remembering everything you learned from your past.0