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Sushi With You Blog Archive The DigiPen Survival Guide: Books

When you first come to DigiPen, they tell you to buy a whole bunch of books. Books on programming, on game production, literature, art books, all kinds of stuff. Don’t do it. Save your money. One of the first things you’ll notice about the books they tell you to buy is that they are obscenely expensive. Moreover, books are heavy, very slow to search, and they take up a great deal of physical space. You may think, “I like to buy it just to have it.” Good for you. You just bought an eighty dollar piece of clutter that’s going to make your primitive packrat instincts feel good. Suppress this. You’re already
paying out the *** for tuition, and more likely than not you’re going to be paying off your student loans for the next thirty years of your life. Spending $100 less per semester is a significant savings. But you won’t be spending $100 less, if you buy no books, you’ll be spending $500 less. At $7500 / semester, that’s an eighth of your tuition.”

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