jjp32 wrote: AssumptionRequired wrote: jjp32 wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Got it, thanks. Yeah I was pretty stoked there for a couple minutes thinking about all the sleeping in I could do Friday haha
Hey, Section B only has one class on Fridays and it's not until 3:40... Sections A and D don't meet until 2:10. You can cross your fingers for one of those three!
Haha I will start praying. I find it weird that we dont get our schedule until the 17th and start orientation on the 20th
Well, it's a way for them to kind of force our hand and have us buy textbooks at the bookstore. Otherwise you'd have to have Amazon Prime (or pay $$$$$$ for shipping) in order to get assignments read for the first day. To me, that seems like the only plausible reason they'd keep section/schedule info from us until the last minute. I mean, you know that they have to have divided us up before then
Amazon Prime for students is half price ($39/year), which I think is worth it. Regardless, there are plenty of ways around bookstore books:
1) PILA auction. They'll tell you about this at orientation. If you don't care about highlighting/writing, you'll save a ton. If you do, then go asap b/c there won't be many lightly used books. Also, obviously no new editions.
2) Just come on TLS and ask about individual teachers. Assuming profs don't change books year to year (which I would assume is rare other than updated editions), just ask which CivPro book Nelson uses or which Torts book Abraham uses. For Crim, I'm pretty sure most of them use the one Bonnie, Coughlin, and Jeffries all co-authored. Anyway, ask on here, and you can just go online and buy it ahead of time.
3) Just buy from the bookstore, go home, and buy the same one online. You can return them to the bookstore for like two weeks. Just be careful not to write in them or break the spine, and you can return them once the new ones come in.
I didn't use TLS last year, but between #1 and #3, I saved a ton. I probably spent $600-700 total on books all year.