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sixth form - how do i get books on the recommended reading list? cheaply..

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slartybartfast Sun 24-Jul-11 16:40:26

and do i have to get ds a lap top now?

Midge25 Sun 24-Jul-11 16:45:47

Try Amazon's secondhand/'used' section when searching for books - I buy all mine using that, and so far, they've turned up and been in good nick. Not so sure how good it'll be for
textbooks, but the fiction has always been fine...
I don't think ds will need a computer of his own if there's one in the family home he can use when he needs to...or maybe I'm kidding myself - dd is 3.5 and am horrorstruck already about the fact she can use a mouse and load up the CBeebies website unassisted! grin

slartybartfast Sun 24-Jul-11 17:07:56

they are so computer able so young arent they grin

thanks for the info

Mowlem Sun 24-Jul-11 20:49:28

I'd wait and see what the college wants. I teach A levels in FE, and personally have banned my students from wordprocessing their essays - we found that they were typing so much that they were losing the ability to just sit down and write essays.

That said, it would depend on the subjects your son is doing and where he is studying. At my college, we regularly sell on second hand books from second years to first years, and I provide all my materials in the packs - so they need to buy the packs, and not any books.

slartybartfast Sun 24-Jul-11 22:57:21

oh thanks.
they did give a reading list. i presume if they were doing second hand books they would have mentioned that?

eatyourveg Tue 26-Jul-11 17:06:27

click here it will take you to an online book price comparison site. Type in the title or ISBN and it will find you the cheapest available new and second hand from hundreds of internet sellers.

slartybartfast Tue 26-Jul-11 17:34:57

thats brill
thanks smile

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