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#61 unknown33429

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

I was in the IB program during highschool and found that that was much harder than my first year of university.

Studying practices are always different between people. I know some people like to study every night, keep current with lectures and all that, but I found I did fine with just going lectures, listening and then studying hard 1-2 weeks before a test, 2-3 weeks before an exam depending on the course.

Also, as others said, don't buy the textbooks early. For some annoying reason, professors will mark a book as required, and then on the first day of class will say "It's not really required, more of a study aid, all you need to know are in these handouts/notes, etc.".

I never bothered to resell any of my books, as I find they look nice on a bookshelf and they become somewhat useful when having to write lab reports/essays.


You know you can return textbooks right....

Are you CRAZY??? Trade Green for ONE first round pick?? He's restricted after this season.... He WILL get an offer sheet for 7-8 million from a number of teams regardless if he plays another minute for us or not. That offer sheet would be worth 4 first round draft choices.


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

You know you can return textbooks right....


Yeah, but for a greatly reduced price. I'd rather keep them.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

Yeah, but for a greatly reduced price. I'd rather keep them.


exactly. bought a 200 dollar calculus book this year, and when I tried to return it they wanted to give me 20 bucks. told them to shove it.
it's best to just try and sell it yourself, really.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

Yeah, but for a greatly reduced price. I'd rather keep them.


No, that's selling your books back. You have a time period to return your textbooks. I bought most of my textbooks new (at least the ones I couldn't find used at the bookstore), but if i find any good used textbooks from former students, I'll return the new ones I bought for full price with my receipt.

Edit: I was referring to the "recommended" books your professor said were not necessary during your fist class.

Edited by unknown33429, 31 August 2012 - 08:29 PM.

Are you CRAZY??? Trade Green for ONE first round pick?? He's restricted after this season.... He WILL get an offer sheet for 7-8 million from a number of teams regardless if he plays another minute for us or not. That offer sheet would be worth 4 first round draft choices.


Some fans overrate their players, and then there is this guy.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:38 AM

No, that's selling your books back. You have a time period to return your textbooks. I bought most of my textbooks new (at least the ones I couldn't find used at the bookstore), but if i find any good used textbooks from former students, I'll return the new ones I bought for full price with my receipt.

Edit: I was referring to the "recommended" books your professor said were not necessary during your fist class.

I'm not sure about the official bookstore but i know the Discount bookstore (UBC) won't accept returns on used books that they sell..but their window for returns on new books is only about a week.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:56 AM

I never did one for UBC but if I recall correctly from the minimal information I provided to the Ontario schools, it's just extracurricular stuff. Like, if you play hockey, if you volunteer somewhere, if you're a world renowned concert pianist, stuff like that. It's just to check that you're well rounded and not just books books books.

Ahhhh, I see.. ty ckamo. i vaguely recall that now. must've forgotten the lingo.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:10 AM

I'm not sure about the official bookstore but i know the Discount bookstore (UBC) won't accept returns on used books that they sell..but their window for returns on new books is only about a week.


I don't know about UBC. I never went there.I'm at U of A right now, and they told me they have no problem with students returning textbooks within a certain date.

Are you CRAZY??? Trade Green for ONE first round pick?? He's restricted after this season.... He WILL get an offer sheet for 7-8 million from a number of teams regardless if he plays another minute for us or not. That offer sheet would be worth 4 first round draft choices.


Some fans overrate their players, and then there is this guy.




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