Binder or notebooks? - page 2

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  1. by   CuriousMe
    Mead has a hybrid of a notebook and a binder that I love. It's got a tough but flexible cover, and three flexible rings. But you can also flip the cover around completely like a notebook. It also comes with page protectors and great see-through folders for papers you don't want to punch (like papers to turn in).

    I've got one for each class. Now, I don't use them as notebooks per say, I do all my notes on my tablet laptop....but I use one for my lab book in A&P (the lab book is spiral, so I pull out the labs we'll need for that term and put them in my binder), and for packets, purchased at the book store, that we need for each class.

    Peace,
    Cathie
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from DesertRain
    -I never knew they could do that! That sounds incredible..... now my wheels are turning hehe!
    We have a Dell Printer which also works as a photocopier at home....isn't it very expensive to do that kind of copying at Kinko's? I've used our printer/copier for such things.
  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from stpauligirl
    We have a Dell Printer which also works as a photocopier at home....isn't it very expensive to do that kind of copying at Kinko's? I've used our printer/copier for such things.

    We aren't talking about copying at Kinko's, we are talking about debinding the books and placing the pages (which Kinko's drills 3 holes into) in the binder...
  4. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    We aren't talking about copying at Kinko's, we are talking about debinding the books and placing the pages (which Kinko's drills 3 holes into) in the binder...
    Forgive me but this is new to me, I've just never seen anyone doing it that way, that's all
  5. by   armyvet
    I was thinking about buying a used book that has already been debound (?) from someone on amazon for a class next semester? does anyone think this is a bad idea? The pages are guaranteed present and if they are not then Amazon is going to reimburse me the money I paid the seller if they misrepresented and did not have all of the pages like they say. Any suggestions anyone?

    Additionally, I like binders, It is wasier for me to add stuff and take out as needed. I also have one of those 3hole punches that fit in the binder, that way I have everything and nothing can be eaten but the bottom of the backpack monster that loves to chew on loose pages! :uhoh21:
  6. by   DesertRain
    Quote from stpauligirl
    We have a Dell Printer which also works as a photocopier at home....isn't it very expensive to do that kind of copying at Kinko's? I've used our printer/copier for such things.
    The copying would definately cost alot at kinko's. It even gets pricey at the DIY copiers at school after the 47th page of copying hehe. I'm not sure if any of you guys have Fry's Electronics around but I actually invested in a refurb Konica color laser printer for $120 bucks. I also bought the 2 year warranty for another $25 (2 years will take me through nursing school) anyhooo....for $125 bucks I have printed several notes, numerous references off the internet, made tons of copies, made color flashcards out of my own digital pictures of A&P lab models and have had it for a whole semester without yet having to change the toner (knocking on wood...lol) So I got my bang for the buck after getting tired of constantly searching for coins at the bottom of my purse to make those copies.
    Those copier/scanner/printer things are such a wonderful device huh? For anyone that doesn't have one...it is worth the investment!
  7. by   caliotter3
    Kind of related to the topic... way, way back when I was in school, people who were taking the pre-reqs would sell their books as well as associated goodies (notes, 3X5's, tests w/answers, etc.) as packages after they finished the courses. Students who developed reps as being good students could get more money for their goodies. Wheeling and dealing sometimes would go on in class (a couple of times the instructor participated in the process) and people from each succeeding class would make reservations to sell their stuff to oncoming students. This was before laptops and power point. The best tech we had at the time was instructors who would allow the recording of classroom lectures.
  8. by   collegebound
    I am a binder girl myself. I have a hard time with notebooks as the spirals get in the way when I am trying to write (when I get to that side!). Plus, like others, most of my notes have been given in powerpoint so they can be kept neatly in a binder. I had read before about debinding the books and I really think I will be trying that. It sounds like it would work out great. I just have to get over that little voice in my head that is scared of "defacing" a book. The bookworm in me shudders at the thought!
  9. by   Jizzy
    what do u do with pages with 1 different topic on the each side (of paper)??
  10. by   lacedmm1
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Oh yes! I never had to lug a hugh backpack full of nursing textbooks. I had them all debinded. Costs about $5 to start and $3 a book. So I would have a section with the PP notes, handouts, some paper, and the chapters being covered. We had 4 tests a semester, so I had all the chapters, notes and PP for each entire test in one thin binder. That way, anywhere I was, I had everything I needed to study for the next test.

    You will need a big binder the keep the rest of the book in though.
    You are an absolute genius!!!
  11. by   WDWpixieRN
    I just recently took my Maternal/Child Care book (about 2000 pages) to Kinko's to have debinded and remade into 4 different "books" that are spiral-bound so I can fold and lay them flat on the desk in class....I chose where to divide the chapters and did so where the page was a reference page backed up to a title page so I could keep the title page as the first part of the next section. A friend at school asked them to let her make copies of these pages so they could be kept together. I think she said she also copied the Index from the back to have at the back of each "book".

    I had each section enclosed in a clear plastic cover and a black plastic back. Each new "section" cost about $5 with the cover, so $20 for the whole deal. I then added a label to the front of each section with the chapter sections. I recently pulled a muscle near my elbow and don't know if it was from lugging those big books out of my roller bag, but this is MUCH nicer!!

    For class notes and PowerPoints, I got a notebook each for class and lab...they were from WalMart and are called Avery Flip Back 360...these also fold flat so I can take notes easier while in class on the handouts.
  12. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from lacedmm1
    You are an absolute genius!!!
    Right back at you! :wink2:
  13. by   Skeletor
    The debinding ideas are priceless. Making "mini" books; it's the little things in life that help us out during school. Thank you for sharing them.

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