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    Ive been looking on some website for reading lists for my course (Psychology) and my uni (Lincoln) isnt on it. I was just wondering where i could find the information out>>
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    I got sent my reading list for my course about a month ago. I'm not buying all the books on it. I bought a student nurse handbook and a nurses dictionary, I'm going to get a study guide and drugs calculation book. Everything else I should find online or in a library.

    EDIT: Could you possibly e-mail your university and ask them?
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    It's scary when you do find it.

    4 books and I'm over £100. Only another 15 ish books.
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    i havent got my reading list yet
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    What website were you looking on?

    You'll get sent a reading list.

    Uni website also has them but that's more for already enrolled students.
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    EDIT: Could you possibly e-mail your university and ask them?[/QUOTE]

    I tried emailing my uni a couple of months ago but got no reply from them. Should be getting a reading list from them this month.
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    (Original post by peacewings)
    It's scary when you do find it.

    4 books and I'm over £100. Only another 15 ish books.
    Try amazon, they have second hand books at cheap prices.
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    (Original post by peacewings)
    It's scary when you do find it.

    4 books and I'm over £100. Only another 15 ish books.
    Don't buy them all. Only buy the ones that are essential, you'll probably find that there's a couple which crop up on the reading list for every week and are worth buying.

    Other books on the reading list should be available in the library.
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    Be careful with Amazon though. I've bought some real crap off there - old translations, stuff that's really falling apart and covered with hundreds of scribblings (I never write in books and really hate books covered with other people's notes - I consider people who mark library books to be vandals - and don't get me started on m-f'ing art students who tear pages out from library journals or I might f'ing knife someone).

    It really depends on how you learn whether to buy books. I don't buy introductory books. Most of the time, you'll get the same stuff from the lecture, and it's easy enough to find out what you need online (Google it, Wikipedia it, or look on some of the specialist sites for your disciple). If I'm going to refer to a book a lot, I'll buy it. If it's something that's going to disappear from the library, I'll buy it. But there's no way I'm spending £20 on an introduction or summary book.
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    Don't buy any books until you get there -

    • half of the books won't be needed
    • there will be book sales at places like students unions which mean you can buy them at cheaper prices
    • many book shops will have second hand books on sale
    • Look at departmental notice boads for book sales by older students
    • You can share in book buying with flatmates/friends

    Wait until you have a chance to talk to seminar leaders etc. who will guide you as to which books are essential for your course -

    buy them and use the references to check on papers/books available from your uni library
 
 
 
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