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HobbinsE
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Is buying university textbooks off the recommended reading list worth it? Obviously I’m not thinking of getting all of them because who has that much money. But is it worth having 1 or 2 on the aspects of my degree I’ve never studied before? For context I’m doing a palaeontology degree but my background is more science and I’ve never studied geology at school or college I’ve only done enough extra reading (mainly in a palaeontology papers and books) to know it’s something I’m interested in.
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(Original post by HobbinsE)
Is buying university textbooks off the recommended reading list worth it? Obviously I’m not thinking of getting all of them because who has that much money. But is it worth having 1 or 2 on the aspects of my degree I’ve never studied before? For context I’m doing a palaeontology degree but my background is more science and I’ve never studied geology at school or college I’ve only done enough extra reading (mainly in a palaeontology papers and books) to know it’s something I’m interested in.
No it's not worth it until you start your degree, some things on the reading list you might literally need one chapter from, you'd need to know what is a core book with a lot of useful info before you buy it.
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I managed to get all my books from the uni library so haven't had to buy a single one (didn't use them that much either). If you want to buy them, look for earlier editions or second hand on amazon or ebay and it cuts the price down A LOT.
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