Books on first day of class?

  1. Is it pretty normal to go to the first day of class without your book? I ask because they don't start selling them until 8:30 on Monday and I'm lucky if my MIL gets here at 9 for me to get to class by 9:30. I know there will be a long line and I am unsure of what text he is using anyways because each instructor is different for this class. I thought I would just go get it after class that day...what do you think?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   lisamc1RN
    Yep, I'd say go ahead and wait until after class! We don't get our books until the first day, either. It's kinda frustrating because I want to start reading NOW! :chuckle
  4. by   rileydog
    I'd say wait. In my opinion you won't even need some of the ones. I bought my Med-Surg book right way, but held off on others until necessary. I still wish I wouldn't have bought some, probalby 50% of my books I never use.
  5. by   truern
    Depends on your instructor...some give you such good outlines and notes that you'll only need your text as a reference.

    I cringe when I think of the money I've wasted on textbooks I've never used
  6. by   RedSox33RN
    I was given a list of ones to buy. I've gotten a few off of eBay, but they told me the bookstore opens a week before classes begin, so I can get whatever I don't have then.

    Do we really need to lug all of those hundred of pounds of book to lecture and lab? Please tell me no...........otherwise I'll have to get one of those tow-behind trailers! LOL We have 15 books for the fall semester.
  7. by   Ari RN
    Once you get your books, make sure you walk , talk and
    sleep with those books. Even when your in the bathroom.
  8. by   Altra
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    Do we really need to lug all of those hundred of pounds of book to lecture and lab? Please tell me no...........otherwise I'll have to get one of those tow-behind trailers! LOL We have 15 books for the fall semester.
    The good news is that no, you shouldn't normally need to carry the books around with you. Even if an instructor refers to something during lecture, I just jot a note - see p. _____. Unless you need to do studying away from home, I don't see the point of carrying 15 lb. textbooks with you.

    The good news is that many of those 15 books you bought for the fall will carry over - until you get to specialties you probably won't buy that many new books at once again.
  9. by   Ruylupez
    Do we really need to lug all of those hundred of pounds of book to lecture and lab? Please tell me no...........otherwise I'll have to get one of those tow-behind trailers! LOL We have 15 books for the fall semester.
    In my class we always ask the instuctors which books we should bring and which are ones we can keep at home for reference. The instructors usually tell us one or two books to bring every class and then they will sometimes add one we will need on a particular day.

    In the past year I have had to buy 24 books/workbooks/references/etc. for my nursing classes and every book we buy for one class is considered a required book for all following classes from which reading assignments and homework can be assigned. If I had to bring them all everyday I'd have to hire an assistant or two in order to haul all of them in.

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