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Where do you buy your text books?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Kartoshka, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    I didn't buy many textbooks - only a few that I thought would be particularly helpful. Mostly I borrowed books from the university library as and when I needed them. But there were also a couple of books where it said we'd be assigned a
    chapter a week to read or whatever, and I bought those because I thought
    it would be useful to have them on hand.
    I bought from eBay, TES marketplace, and Amazon.
  2. I bought one for science and maths and a couple for english which has proven useful, everything else is borrowed from the library.
    I would recommend Derek Haylock Maths book and Readings for reflective teaching by Andrew pollard if they're on your list. I bought my books from amazon, ebay and bookdepository.com (free delivery) and really quick. Good luck! x
  3. katnoodle

    katnoodle New commenter

    I agree with the others - the only advantage of buying the textbooks yourself is you don't have to worry about returning or renewing them when you're on placement. I bought four chunky books at considerable cost (being conscientious I wanted the most up-to-date editions too!) and I haven't even touched them since I finished my last assignment. Once you get going you want purely practical advice and subject knowledge books.

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