Should i buy OR rent OR NOT get any college textbooks?
Topic: Buy college assignments online
June 17, 2019 / By Amoz Question:
Hi! Honestly, I want to save money and I am low on money right now. I considered renting my books which is the cheapest way to go. I was researching online and found that i could download one of my textbooks off the internet. Then i went to my univerisity's website and found that they have the textbooks there, so I was thinking I could borrow them from the library instead of buying them at all. It might be inconvenient, but I think it will be worth it, does that sound like a good idea??? Also do you know of any sites that might have textbooks online for free viewing? thank you!
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Tonya | 1 day ago
if you can borrow from the library.... it might be for the whole semester.. usually there is a 2 week time-frame that you are allowed... get with the library & ask them
our school does not have current textbooks in the library... so this is not an option for us.... another school has a maximum of 2 weeks & if not returned, then an enormous fee is posted to your student account & often the ones at the library are not even the current edition that the classroom is using
sites that would offer textbooks for free viewing would be violating publisher's copyrights, so I doubt you are going to find any site that offers you more than a peek at a few chapters
if the library has books... then this could buy you time until you get your fin aid refund (if you are expecting one)
the best option is to rent from places like chegg, amazon, etc...
sometimes, when you rent from chegg (the one I have experience with), you can see the first several chapters online... this way, you can order the book for rent (or purchase) and still work on your assignments while waiting on your book
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My school doesn't allow you to actually check out textbooks that are being used. You can use them in the library for a little while, but that's it. I recommend buying used books whenever possible. Check local used book shops, amazon, barnes and noble, etc. I personally see no point in renting. It's not much cheaper than just buying the books and what if you accidentally lose or damage them?
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If I were you, I would look tru used textbooks first since it will save you more money. I look for used textbooks too if possible because new textbooks, as you know, are expensive. For those with access codes, I suggest just buy the book. Don't buy it until the first or second day of classes. Ask your professor if you really need it cos sometimes you really don't need them. Actually you can ask people if they still have the access codes for their books. I'm not sure if you could still use it tho.
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Renting is cheaper up front, just be cautious about due dates because there are hefty late fees.
But with buying USED textbooks, it's cheaper than buy new and you can get money back by selling them when you're done. You also have the choice to keep the textbook (if it would be beneficial later on).
I usually buy my textbooks off of Amazon because they're cheaper and I get free shipping (because I'm a student). Getting student benefits on Amazon is free and simple! Just follow the steps on this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/...
Hope this helps!
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First option should always be borrow from a library or friend. If you decide to download it, search book title pdf free ebook torrent downloads and etc... you can find it if it's a popular book. Also if you want search solution manual or instructor manual to make life easier. If you have no choice buy the book and resell it on amazon and half dot com. Good luck.
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Originally Answered: What should I do for college?
First, you can apply to both, so you don't need to make a choice right away. Second, both are extremely competitive schools (MIT more so than Northwestern), so even if you were to apply to both, you would need to find at least one more safe option.
Both schools offer great engineering programs--obviously, MIT is number one, but you'd still get a great engineering experience at Northwestern. And both are overall top-ranked schools recognized across the country. (Engineering-wise, MIT graduates may make a bit more money, but don't quote me on it.)
As to which would lead to a better overall life, that depends on you. MIT has more of a focus on science and engineering, and obviously Northwestern has the Medill School of Journalism and a strong Arts and Sciences program. But MIT also offers many humanities courses (there is actually an 8-course humanities requirement), and your college education does not necessarily define who you will become professionally. (I know an MIT grad who is a professional piano player/composer/performer.)
Bottom line: The important thing is to find the school that FITS YOU BEST--the schools have such different atmospheres. No one school is right for everyone, and there is more than one school at which you can be happy. It's impossible to say, "You will enjoy your life more if you go to school A over school B." There's just no test for that. And even going into college, you don't need to have all the answers. You can enter school planning on becoming a mechanical engineer, take a class in, say, French, and decide you want to be an interpreter. You have to go through the college process--visiting, asking questions, searching your soul--and come to a conclusion for yourself.
Sorry this was so long--good luck.