AsNGiants wrote:What about Study Aids for our first year courses?
The official bookstore website section on study aids (--LinkRemoved--) lists over 20 examples and says that there are up to 200 titles to choose from. Do you think it is necessary/advisable to purchase study aids other than those that the professors require/recommend?
Perhaps it is an issue of personal preference in which some students purchase a lot more study aids than others? If so, how would one know what study aids will work best for that particular individual? Do you have any recommendations or advice in this area? Much appreciated.
Oh yeah, I may well want to buy books from you too.
TLS has tons of threads on supplements, so I won't try to replicate the advice here, especially because it really is a preference and depends-on-the-professor thing. You may want to go the library and check some of 'em out from there (lots are stocked, especially E&Es and ____ in a Nuthsell series).
As for my story, in the fall, I used only the Glannon CivPro E&E. Professor recommended it. It was helpful and probably kept me from bombing that terribly taught class.
In the spring, however, I wound up with 3 ConLaw supplements (1 old one written by the professor) and 2 for property (1, Understanding Property, free via Lexis points). I also used Dressler's Understanding Criminal Law, also free via Lexis. I did a little bit better in the spring than in the fall. It could be the supplements, I guess.
Ultimately, my advice is to wait for a bit, see how you handle the material as it comes at you. You'll know whether you need supplements or not.