Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 68

Thread: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

  1. #41

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    ask u an honest question , do u think u really need that tablet PC to study and pass exams ? it cost 2k ! i mean it is not 200 ! and will u utilize it fully until your O levels are over ?

    why loan ? didn't our education system should be teaching us to be financially wise ?

    Good asking, erm.. mum?
    But you are asking a 13yr old boy?

  2. #42
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Raffles Place
    Posts
    1,808

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by XC Pictorial View Post
    Good asking, erm.. mum?
    But you are asking a 13yr old boy?
    13 year old from ACS.. should be very smart one.

  3. #43
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    the other side
    Posts
    2,046

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by Swatch View Post
    Y so expensive? I think max should be like $200... For me,not necessary to get all the exercise books etc... get them when teacher needs them.During sec 1,I bought 10 exercise books,teacher never used even one.
    this is very true. most textbook resellers come up with a list full of unnecessary items to maximise their revenue.

    since your kid is already sec 1, he/she shld be able to judge what he'd need. and buy only when the teacher requires the items. scan thru the booklist carefully to make sure every single item in there is required. that'll shave off some cost. otherwise you'd find that you'll be spending money on worthless crap every year. the usual culprits are dictionaries, excercise books, art & craft materials, stationery etc.

    but then again this being his first year in sec sch, it is perhaps ok to buy stuff that you only need to buy once (i.e. dictionary) - as this can be used throughout sec sch I think. however if he requests for a more complex version, give it to him. otherwise sod it. it wouldn't make a diff to buy a more pro dict and not use the extra features. hey that sounds like cameras doesn't it...

    in short, just buy anything that is absolutely necessary.

  4. #44

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    2k On A Compulsory Tablet? Siao Ah? Better Buy A Good DSLR... Then You Kids Can Play Truant And Become Good Photographers And Make Money...

  5. #45
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Beyond Space-Time Continuum
    Posts
    6,324

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    World Class education = World Class Pain in the As.s

    Sometimes you wonder if the government is doing things to make life better for the people or just trying to prove to the world.

  6. #46

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    My casio fx991 just died on me recently.

  7. #47

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    just do away with textbooks,everyone buy a laptop(use edusave to pay for it, else u also dunno where to spend that edusave money), school buy license for e-books and distribute.

  8. #48
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Raffles Place
    Posts
    1,808

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by itsybitsyspidy View Post
    just do away with textbooks,everyone buy a laptop(use edusave to pay for it, else u also dunno where to spend that edusave money), school buy license for e-books and distribute.
    actually there has already been calls of suggestion to make all textbooks online. Softcopy, readable on internet. Since Singapore is heading towards a high speed cyber nation, why not make our schools cyber ? make them online .. submit homework online.. ask and discussion questions online in forums or chat rooms. We can save money spend on paper and printers. We can even cut down academic hours at school, spend more time at ECA sports.. as i see a need to lose some weights in kids.. they just love fast food too much.


  9. #49
    Senior Member +evenstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Singapore / United Kingdom
    Posts
    5,655

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    hi, do u all feel $371 on one full set of secondary 1 textbook is expensive ?

    in 1980's, it was only around $110.
    have you factored in inflation rates?
    eat. drink. shoot

  10. #50

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    e-books on the computer screens are plain hard to read. And how to highlight, draw mindmaps, add notes quickly during lessons? Books and paper still better...

  11. #51
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Sedna, Orion Stars
    Posts
    856

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Ebooks suck la. I'm an avid reader.. one month at least read 2 different books of different genre. I tried eBooks before.. Strain my eyes until damn pain. Really no point.

    Your kids like fast food? Whose fault is it? I'm 18 this year and I remember when I was young, my parents never allowed or brought me to any fast food outlets. So over time, I never asked for it cause I know ask also no use, ask for what? haha. I thank them for that now, for I'm not very fat. Now when I'm older, I can decide for myself whether I want to eat the harmful transfat, saturated fat filled burgers and drumsticks.

    Also are you sure they will like sports. If my memory serves me right in secondary school, usually all the fatter people do not like to participate in sports. I think seriously, fastfood harms our world by and they do it by the most irresponsible method. By targetting the children.

  12. #52

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by xray View Post
    e-books on the computer screens are plain hard to read. And how to highlight, draw mindmaps, add notes quickly during lessons? Books and paper still better...
    there's software to do all that already. u would be surprised at the intuitiveness...haha
    a700 | dynax7
    sigma12-24/minolta28-135/sony70-300g/sig400/lensbaby2.0

  13. #53
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    BB West
    Posts
    2,184

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    I use to claim for my nieces on their yearly assignment bks. One of them, pri 6 next yr, claim ard $150! So, next time want to have kids, think 101 times first.
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

  14. #54
    Member Static's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Surfing soft porn in CS
    Posts
    1,079

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Sori for asking a silly qtn.

    Text book and uniform got GST or not ?

    gave up schooling years back liao
    陳綺貞 2010 [夏季練習曲] 巡迴演唱會 Cheer Concert 13 Nov 2010 MAX Pavilion@Singapore Expo

  15. #55
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Sori for asking a silly qtn.

    Text book and uniform got GST or not ?

    gave up schooling years back liao
    Eh, u mean u buy toilet paper no GST ar?

    Everything have GST (direct or indirect)... just the company u buy from is GST registered or not...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  16. #56
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Raffles Place
    Posts
    1,808

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Sori for asking a silly qtn.

    Text book and uniform got GST or not ?

    gave up schooling years back liao
    oh yah.. didn't check it.

    btw, i feel our education products and services should be exempted from GST ! students don't work and got no income. What is the justitification for them to pay taxes ? right .. ?

  17. #57
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Singapore, East Coast, Katong.
    Posts
    387

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    wow. that's pretty ex. I spent around $220+ at the most on my Sec one books.... hmmm. Wonder where the heck are they now.... lol. :P

    oh ya. Inflation rates horh. that's around, I dunno, 2% each year?

  18. #58
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Cons digger.
    Posts
    3,924

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    crescent (is it still a girls' school? ) have people from the middle and low income group as well mind you.

    Having a tablet PC? I have no idea what good it'll do the students.

    "Ms Tan, I can hand in my work cos my Tablet is infected with virus"
    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler

  19. #59
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Nee Soon
    Posts
    457

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    crescent (is it still a girls' school? )
    If you are a boy and you study in Crescent Girls' School, then you must be "neutered"

  20. #60
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The Land of the Teddy Bear
    Posts
    1,454

    Default Re: spend $371 on sec 1 textbooks !

    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    If you are a boy and you study in Crescent Girls' School, then you must be "neutered"
    asexual =D

    anyway i believe my secondary school books like during sec 3 and 4 is around 200+ as well. and that was like 4yrs ago.

    and when i was in sec 1, my batch of express students was the first batch in secondary school to use tablets if im not wrong. sponsered and on trial during that time and costs 1-2k each as well. haha

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •