What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

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glitched
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What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby glitched » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:05 pm

I've heard a few things here and there about what I should or shouldn't buy for my all-important first year, and I just kinda wanted to get things cleared up. For reasons most of you will understand, I am trying to keep my budget as tight as possible while I am in school.

So what things should I buy new, buy used, or find free somewhere someplace? I've read somewhere that you shouldn't even buy the main course books bc they are all available online somewhere, or I won't ever be using them so there is no point in buying them.

Here is my list:
Books - used
Outlines - free
Supplements - new
Food - used

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby JaLeCa » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:06 pm

glitched wrote:I've heard a few things here and there about what I should or shouldn't buy for my all-important first year, and I just kinda wanted to get things cleared up. For reasons most of you will understand, I am trying to keep my budget as tight as possible while I am in school.

So what things should I buy new, buy used, or find free somewhere someplace? I've read somewhere that you shouldn't even buy the main course books bc they are all available online somewhere, or I won't ever be using them so there is no point in buying them.

Here is my list:
Books - used
Outlines - free
Supplements - new
Food - used


I know a place

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:15 pm

glitched wrote:I've heard a few things here and there about what I should or shouldn't buy for my all-important first year, and I just kinda wanted to get things cleared up. For reasons most of you will understand, I am trying to keep my budget as tight as possible while I am in school.

So what things should I buy new, buy used, or find free somewhere someplace? I've read somewhere that you shouldn't even buy the main course books bc they are all available online somewhere, or I won't ever be using them so there is no point in buying them.

Here is my list:
Books - used
Outlines - free
Supplements - new
Food - used


I would go with:

Books - new first semester, used second
Outlines - homemade
Supplements - used
Food - free (go to lots of Fed Society meetings, they always have the best food)

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby glitched » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:21 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:
glitched wrote:I've heard a few things here and there about what I should or shouldn't buy for my all-important first year, and I just kinda wanted to get things cleared up. For reasons most of you will understand, I am trying to keep my budget as tight as possible while I am in school.

So what things should I buy new, buy used, or find free somewhere someplace? I've read somewhere that you shouldn't even buy the main course books bc they are all available online somewhere, or I won't ever be using them so there is no point in buying them.

Here is my list:
Books - used
Outlines - free
Supplements - new
Food - used


I would go with:

Books - new first semester, used second
Outlines - homemade
Supplements - used
Food - free (go to lots of Fed Society meetings, they always have the best food)


haha nice. but i mean im looking for anything else beyond this list that you think would be useful or things that you bought that I should reconsider buying. im REALLLLY trying to fine tune my budget.

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:31 pm

Oh IC

Get a George Foreman grill. I cook almost everything on this. Easy to resist the temptation to go out and spend money on food when you know you can have something delicious off the GF in like two minutes.

Also, resell all your books on Amazon at the end of the semester.

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:32 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:when you know you can have something delicious off the GF in like two minutes.


Hmm. How to read this...

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby gavinstevens » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:25 pm

bk1 wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:when you know you can have something delicious off the GF in like two minutes.


Hmm. How to read this...


I lol'd.

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:27 pm

bk1 wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:when you know you can have something delicious off the GF in like two minutes.


Hmm. How to read this...


That too.

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby Grizz » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:30 pm

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby Ruxin1 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:36 pm

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Re: What should I buy or shouldn't buy for my first semester?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:36 pm

Don't just blindly buy supplements, and I don't just mean buying well-recommended supplements. It is important to get a feel for the class and talk to the professor. In some classes, those who used quality supplements did poorly. For example, my Civil Procedure class (like most civ pro classes) was the standard fare, Pennoyer, Erie, the Rules and Res Judicata, I studied primarily out of a supplement and did well. My property exam, on the other hand, was wonky, strange, and completely unusual. It was based entirely off of lecture materials, and hand-outs. I read about 10 pages into a property supplement before I realized it would be utterly useless to me. Those who studied the traditional knowledge in supplements did poorly, while I rocked it based entirely on my own notes.

Also, never read another persons outline until you make your own. The best are never complete, and reading another persons first will give you tunnel vision and an incomplete grasp of the subject matter.




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