21 June 2007

Booking Through Thursday: School Days

School out for summer? I wish! I’m counting the days until my exams are over and I can begin hibernating. (Yes, it does get cold in Brisbane!)

1. Do you have any old school books? Did you keep yours from college? Old textbooks from garage sales? Old workbooks from classes gone by?

2. How about your old notes, exams, papers? Do you save them? Or have they long since gone to the great Locker-in-the-sky?

1. Not wholly applicable, since I’m still at university and so of course have textbooks lying around. I do have some that I no longer need, chemistry and statistics from first year; I’ve only kept them because I have no idea what to do with them, as they’re too out-of-date to trade at the campus UBS. I’ve kept a few lab class manuals too, in case I ever need to refresh my memory as to some point of technique.

2. Old notes: some, if I think I might ever refer to them again. Otherwise it’s straight into the recycling at the end of semester. Exams: confiscated on completion never to be seen again. Papers: Uh ... no. Though now that I think of it, I sort of wish I still had that 93% one from Genetic Engineering to admire. What I do have is a folder containing every photocopy distributed during my two years of high school psychology, plus a bunch of stuff from English: handouts from the Myths and Legends unit I did in Year 12, and everything from Creative Writing in Year 11. Who knows? Maybe one day I’ll actually get around to using some of those good ideas.

3 comments:

Barbara H. said...

It is amazing how fast university textbooks go out of date! My son missed out on selling some of his for that reason..

Barbara H. said...

BTW -- I finished Persuasion this week and loved it -- my favorite Austen book so far.

Bookfool said...

I completely forgot you're in Brisbane. Funny, since it's right there in your sidebar. LOL Those textbooks do go out-of-date too fast. I think it's deliberate, the way they print new editions in order to force students to purchase a newer book, but I'm all for a conspiracy theory. :)

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