Staying organized in college is really half the battle of getting a good grade. Having everything organized can really help you remember to do homework, when tests are and where to find the things that you need. I had trouble keeping everything in order when I first started university. Using these tips, I was able to get good grades my first year. Hope you find it helpful, and I will see you tomorrow. If you’re interested in the “5 Things I Learned From My First Semester At College” click here. xxoo.
- Use a planner. I’m a huge advocate for planners. Using a planner can help you schedule homework, time to write blog posts, time to spend with friends and work shifts. Time management is super important during college and I think planners are one of the most effective ways to do this.
- Use one notebook for each subject. I like doing this instead of carrying a heavy binder. Many people like writing notes on their laptop, but I like writing in a notebook because it lessens the distractions that I may have if I used my laptop. In one of my classes, I wasn’t allowed to use computers, so I’d recommend a notebook for that situation. Notebooks keep all notes and pages in one place.
- Do important tasks first. I love making to-do lists. Make a to-do list with the more important and urgent things first. If you know you have two weeks to do something, start with the things that are due in a few days. Doing homework for two hours is very tiring, so I would reward myself with a five-minute or snack breaks after I finished a task.
- Save your syllabus. Keep the document that you are given at the beginning of the semester. This tells you about due dates and how much certain things are worth.
- Spend 10 minutes a day cleaning. Tidy up your dorm room, backpack or anything else that may need to be reorganised so you’re ready to go for the next school day.
- Use Google Drive. Google Drive is really good for making and organizing documents. It’s free with a google account and you can access it from anywhere. No need for memory sticks.