Do most people buy the "recommended" textbooks?

<p>I could say like over 200 dollars a quarter if i dont choose to buy the textbook's listed as "recommended." So I am just wondering if these books are pretty neccesary to succeed in the classes and if the majority of people really buy them?</p>

<p>I've never bought them...I have other ways to reinforce my learning, like looking at credible websites online and checking out books from the library. It really depends on your learning preferences. I don't need them so I don't buy them, but I'm sure they're helpful to some people. If you feel like you could benefit from a second text book, buy it. But if you're usually fine with one, don't buy it.</p>

<p>I have only rarely bought the recommended ones. If I were you, I would definitely wait until school starts and then you can see if you truly need it.</p>