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Things to buy before school starts?

Things to buy before school starts?
« on: August 11, 2016, 08:35:37 AM »
New incoming first years, hereís a list of things you probably want to buy for school compiled from threads asking the same question. Hopefully this list makes things easier instead of having to scroll through a ton of posts. Iíve definitely missed a few things, so feel free to comment.


[6 Quart Crock Pot / Slow Cooker]( This will become your best friend once you learn a few simple recipes. Can make a ton of food that you can freeze and eat for the week. Iíd google 100 Easy slow cooker recipes for some ideas.

[Keurig / Coffee Maker] ( If you drink coffee than you probably already have one. If you donít drink coffee, well you probably are gonna start in school, so a Keurig is pretty fast and handy.


[Sturdy Ikea Desk] (

[Desk Chair] ( Donít cheap out on this one.. your back will thank you.

[A good LED Desk lamp] ( with adjustable light settings and USB ports

Electronics / Misc:

[Second Monitor for you Laptop] ( Iíve linked the HP Pavilion IPS screen since thats the one I use and I havenít had any issues with it. Having the bigger real estate when studying at home really makes your life easier when watching recorded lectures / putting less of a strain on your eyes.

[Wireless Keyboard and mouse when using the monitor] ( Self explanatory

[Bose Noise Cancelling Headphone] ( Cannot recommend these enough. There are obviously better sounding high end headphones, but in terms of comfort and actual noise cancellation the QC 25s are well worth the price. Probably good if you like quiet when studying. Love these things and can wear them for hours.

[Good reliable laser printer] ( If you like taking notes on printouts, definitely get a printer so you donít have to run to the library or find somewhere to print the 800 pages of slides youíre writing on.

[1 TB External Harddrive] ( Take it from someone who lost all of their files, pictures, and lecture notes last month. This thing can be an absolute life saver.

[Whiteboard] ( Added from comments

[Jot Pro Pen for your iPad / Tablet] ( If you take notes on your iPad or tablet, your finger is not going to cut it. This has been the best stylus Iíve found for my iPad when it comes to taking quality notes.

[Zebra Highlighters] ( Added from comments

Books you might need:

Also here are some good [FREE] ( books that will come in handy

[BOOKS] ( -- Full List:

[LEEWS]( (Legal Essay Exam Writing System) -- $200 so might want to split it with someone

[Con Law: Chimerensky and the Nutshell] (

[Torts: E&E by Gannon] (

[Contracts: E&E by Blum] (

[Civ Pro: E&E by Gannon] (

[Criminal Law: Understanding Crim Law by Dressler] (

[Property: Understanding Property Law by Sprinkling] (

[Legal Writing I: Legal Writing in Plain English by Garner] (

[Legal Writing II: Point Made by Guberman] (

[LS Test Taking: Getting to Maybe] (

[MBE Flashcards] (

[1L of a Ride] (

[Deal Struck] (

Re: Things to buy before school starts?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 05:11:07 PM »
While LEEWS appears to reference a pretty dated and laborous process which may remain useful for many, it has a modern and effective challenge trademarked as the M.A.D. Method. It's definitely worthy of research.