Top Study Tip #5: Getting Organized!

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We recommend that students get organized at any point.  As the buddhist monk Pema Chodron, start where you are.  It is never too late or too early to get organized. 

USE A THREE RING BINDER

We recommend using a 3 ring binder for your subjects.  You can label the dividers and keep each class organized.  We recommend dividing according to: 1) Notes, 2) Homework, 3) Handouts, 4) Quizzes, 5) Tests.  

ORGANIZE YOUR BINDERS BY SUBJECT

We recommend using 1 large binder to take to school.  Then coming home and organizing individual binders that you can keep at home for each subject.  

CREATE A SHELF FOR YOUR NOTEBOOKS

You can keep your binders at home on a shelf.  

PENCIL CASES

Keep a pencil case handy with you at all times.  Although most of our schools have us use laptops, there is no substitute for hand writing our notes.  It is essential to bring a pencil case with pencils and pens!  

SET UP A DESK AREA

Its critical to set up an organized desk with very little clutter and very few distractions.