It's best to start early.
Starting school can be such a pain. What do you do with all of those syllabi? How do you organize your planner? There are so many different methods to keeping track of your school stuff. The best thing to do is start early and stay on top of things.
What are your options?
- Creating a binder system.
- Utilizing a folder system.
- Separating planning from actual work?
How will you be successful?
With a binder system: Creating a binder system is easy. Separate each class into a colored binder (typically 1-1.5 inch). Use the same color for all planning. Only take the binders you need for the class to class each day. You may not always need to take the binder. You may never need to take the binder and that is okay.
With a folder system: The best way to use file folders is to split your work into: upcoming, in-progress, and completed. Download the project planner and keep it in the upcoming folder with the upcoming assignment planned out and any resources needed attached. Keep the In-progress folder in the pocket of your life binder. Because most work is turned in online, the completed folder will mostly be for the papers that helped guide you during the assignment process. You are also welcome to print out copies of your submitted work and put it in the folder (you will feel much more accomplished).
By separating planning from work: If you are a planner, take some time this week to sit down and plan out your semester. Make a master list of all of your assignments (free printable below). Make a master list of all important dates. The printable below has a sticker section for you to put test, papers, and projects on, but feel free to use it however you would like. Keep your master lists in the school section of your life binder along with your syllabi and anything else you may need for a particular class.
School Success Printables
Click each document for your free printable.
Let me know in the comments which system you use to plan. If you use all 3, how do you combine them?