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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bu4ISU View Post
    I've read her ratemyproffesor dealio and it said that she was an easy teacher and the class itself was quite easy. Also saw out textbook was 250 bucks.. Yikes
    $250 is insane. They don't make books worth that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bu4ISU View Post
    it was about 230 on half if I remember right

    eek. hopefully you'll be able to sell it back for the same then. They had just changed editions for one of my books when I had to get it, and I sold it back at the end of the semester for like $5 more. I was pretty excited to get that $215 back.


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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I always waited on getting textbooks till I found out if we'd actually use them.

    yeah, I would do that too, but Spanish he might be in trouble if he's supposed to be using the homework pages out of the book right away.


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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Buy the previous edition of the text. WAY cheaper.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    $250 is insane. They don't make books worth that.
    http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQtg...QQprZ159775152



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    And it's sold out as I just noticed.., great lol



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    yeah, I would do that too, but Spanish he might be in trouble if he's supposed to be using the homework pages out of the book right away.
    Find someone who has the book(preferably of the opposite sex).



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread


    Price and value are not the same thing. They charge that, but it can't be worth that.

    All that the workbook section of a language textbook consists of are exercises that a half-competent language instructor can put together themselves in about an hour.

    I'm not just guessing on that. I've done it, and it's not that difficult. Prices like this are a captive market problem.


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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    So is the consensus to buy the book before classes start or hold off?



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Work your *** off during the week. Party hard on the weekends. When you are of age, take taco tuesday, pint night, and mug night easy. It will make your life much more enjoyable.

    Learned that the hard way. GPA has been on a steady incline since learning these lessons



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bu4ISU View Post
    So is the consensus to buy the book before classes start or hold off?
    Definitely hold off til after syllabus time and getting a feel for the professor. Sometimes homework comes straight from the book, sometimes the book is very useful for studying for exams, other times it is completely useless and is only there for a crutch and the teacher pretty much does his/her own thing.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    GET MEAL BUNDLES. I didn't figure out you could get to slices of Godfather pizza, chips, apples, a cookie, and a drink until 3/4 of the way through my freshman year. It's nice when you wanna just grab your food and go back to the dorm and eat/study.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    go to the MU and take pictures with your phone of the pages you need each day



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    AND. If you're someone who doesn't always eat 3 meals a day, AT LEAST drop your meal plan to silver.

    I ended up going down to bronze because I'm not a big breakfast eater. Wasted meals are a waste of money.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    Work your *** off during the week. Party hard on the weekends. When you are of age, take taco tuesday, pint night, and mug night easy. It will make your life much more enjoyable.

    Learned that the hard way. GPA has been on a steady incline since learning these lessons
    All good advice, except the bolded.



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