Sequoia90 wrote:wackadoodle wrote:Does anyone have thoughts on looseleaf vs. hardback books? Its such a huge price difference I'm tempted to go with the looseleaf but I feel like there must be some drawback?
Also, if the loans get disbursed on the 20th does anyone know when we can expect to get them? Assuming we already set up the refund profile?
Really excited to start school!
I think there was someone a few pages ago talking about looseleaf books.
PROS: Less expensive, less to carry to class
CONS: They said they didn't like the looseleaf because they kept on misplacing pages or getting them out of order.
Personally, I'm going with the regular books because I'm a klutz, and I will definitely lose pages or end up with such a clusterf#@# of papers at the end of the semester that they'll be useless to me.
That was me. I’ll add some to the summary. I was worried about misplacing or getting the pages out of order (many of my classmates did just this. It shortly became I couldn’t read the assignment cause I don’t have those pages). I personally bought a 3-inch binder (only size that would hold all the pages well, I imagine LS books may need a bigger binder or not fit at all) to carry around to class the entire time which negated one of the PROS. So for me it was:
PROS: Less expensive
CONS: Same amount to carry for me, still worried about misplacing pages or getting them out of order, the pages were fragile in the binder making them hard to mark the page I was reading or highlighting information (I don’t highlight but I imagine many do), reading a large book out of a large binder is annoying (if you read with the book sitting on your legs, the sides of the binder will dig into your flesh unlike a regular textbook), and lastly and possibly to me the worst part the books are not going to last. The book is already showing stress on the hole punches and the three inch binder on my shelf looks really weird and out of place with a bunch of hardback books – tacky even.
TLDR version: Some people will love the savings of not being bound, but it has a lot of CONS.