They are expensive but they are able to be used over the next school year. I like the pockets they take the place of additional folders. I can organize all my class notes and hand outs in one binder. I was going to use construction paper because it is less expensive but i am glad I didn't because with these I don't have to carry around additional folders with my binder because they can also be used as a folder to carry papers that the teacher hands out. I can also put all of my tests and quizzes into them.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend