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    (Original post by jackien1)
    Ahhh, hence the rocks.
    Do you like them? :yep:
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    Do you like them? :yep:
    Yeah, I especially like the second one. Reminds me of a dragon egg.
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    Never ever buy books before starting a course. Always wait to find out in person what is recommended (and ask second years!).

    Can you explain the reasoning behind this? Is it because unis frequently change their suggested reading lists?
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    Can you explain the reasoning behind this? Is it because unis frequently change their suggested reading lists?
    It's because reading lists are partly a financial agreement between universities and bookshops.

    Spending money in advance of your course on books you can loan for free from a library that may well be of very limited use is money down the drain.

    When you start your course and speak to lecturers and students in later years you'll know which books are useful, whether they're in plentiful supply in the university library and what a good second hand price is.
 
 
 
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