Ok you may open them probably like twice throughout the semester for midterms and finals. So saying never may be a little extreme...
When getting ready for college the last thing on your mind is what the costs of texts books are going to be, and when I was a freshman, I about had a little heart attack when i got the total for my first semesters books...and I continue to this day to still freak out when it comes to book costs.
Some helpful tips are to:
1. Buy used books
2. Rent your books
3. Get a big ass scholarship that pays for books
4. Find out if the book is absolutely required! if it says recomended...save yourself the time and money
5. If you have time, buy them online!!! You can always find them cheaper online.
All of these things will help you save possibly hundreds of dollars on text books. Except when it comes to having to buy computer codes, then your just screwed because you can only use it once and can't borrow it from a friend.
Ok so first off...astronomy lab is gonna kick my ass, plus theres this extremely hot guy sitting next to me in lab and with my ADD, concentration is nearly impossible.
I did not buy my astronomy lecture book, he said it was recommended so I am going to see how good I am doing in the class before i make the leap to buy a $98 book.
So the blue fronted binder is my Astronomy lab notebook, they only cost about $15, and are absolutely required. Not so bad....
The book next to it is for my journalism class, the worst kind of class simply for the fact that she does not believe in slide shows and does not give any information that you could possibly take legible notes on. So being in this pickle, I decided the book was neccesary. (and seeing as I had homework that was in the book due this morning). But this book is used...and it is rented!!!! So instead of paying $66 dollars for this book I paid an easy $36. And it wont junk up my apartment forever.
The little, thin, measley, stupid piece of paper over there is the dreaded computer code that you have to buy. Its either take 2 computer classes or a foreign language class, fuck that, I'm in 'merica! I speak english. Country and sarcasm are the languages I speak. But this stupid little piece of paper has a code that is required for this computer class and happens to be the most expensive thing on that table...it costs $136. Yep...what i make in a shift and a half at work....this shit made me broker than I was before.
And lastly my english books at the top of the picture. Usually you can get english books used, usually!!!! My bitch professor decided to make the required books be brand spankin new editions of the book. Which means the books came out in the late spring and there is no possible way to buy these books used, but I can sell these back to make a penny or 2.
Also, if the main campus bookstore is out of your book, go to other book stores to find it! I went to 3 different stores to find my damn journalism book...And i actually hugged the man who found it...also because I bugged the hell out of him to find that specific edition...
So I hope this helps you when buying text books! And make sure to return them to the bookstore if you rented them or to sell them back to make some cash!!!
This weeks new addition to my apartment!
My mommys gift to me this week, the beautiful absolute bottle!! Makes sense since thats my fav vodka....peach flavored...21st bday request my loves!
Also I would like to give a special thanks to my mommy today. She is always there for me and supportive of me even when I call her during one of my many anxiety and panic attacks....and when I call her atleast every 30 minutes everyday with my life updates between each and every calls...and thanks to her for bringing me my art, and frosted mini wheats...and chewy bars, and universal remote, and wifi so I dont have to sit in my corner of horror doing these blog posts, and my jar of peanut butter and everything else. And making me feel better about my "road bumps". Your my favoritest psycobitch ever, and I love you so much!
Broke college student