Do highlights and margin notes in used textbooks help?

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bdm261
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Do highlights and margin notes in used textbooks help?

Postby bdm261 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:05 pm

I just picked up my 1L books and half are used and the other half new. I opened my Property casebook and saw some highlighted portions, it looks like they isolated the issues, holding, etc. Does anyone benefit from a previous textbook users notes and highlights, or can it be unwise to rely on them?

LgllyBlnde
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Re: Do highlights and margin notes in used textbooks help?

Postby LgllyBlnde » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:32 pm

Depends on who had the book before you. If the person is on LR and in the top 10%, the marginal notes & highlighting could be very helpful. On the other hand, the person could be dead last in their class, or worse yet, not there anymore, and the notations could be awful.

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Re: Do highlights and margin notes in used textbooks help?

Postby guano » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:46 pm

Not if the previous owner was an idiot

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Re: Do highlights and margin notes in used textbooks help?

Postby RodneyRuxin » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:55 pm

guano wrote:Not if the previous owner was an idiot




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