6 Tips To Get Organized In College
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6 Tips To Get Organized In College

Planners can become your biggest BFF.

6 Tips To Get Organized In College
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Welcome to college. Without a planner, washi tape and colored pens, you might need a push in the right direction. It wasn't until recently that I discovered the joy of having a planner and organizing my study habits. In honor of my personal growth and development, I give you my tips and tricks for the second semester.

You need so much more than you thought you did.

1. The BIG Planner

I have become a strong believer in a large planner. The smaller ones are hard to write in, get lost easily and full disclosure, don't feel as badass. I got mine at Target, which has an awesome collection of cute and durable planners. I've heard Walmart, Amazon and office supply stores have a great variety as well.

2. Washi Tape

Washi Tape helps point out everyday stuff. You can create a key to highlight corresponding assignments and events. For example, "lime green polka dots tape" can equal bio lab whereas "pink stripes Washi Tape" can signify a work shift. You can also write specific places and times over the tape with Sharpie. In my planner, my Washi Tape with hearts signifies that my boyfriend and I have a date, and I may write the specific time we are meeting on it.

3. Sharpies

Colored Sharpies are a MUST HAVE. You can use them to write on your fantabulous Washi Tape, to write in boxes at the beginning of each month and for decoration throughout your new planner.

4. Colored Pens

Colored pens are essential for color coding each class. When writing down assignments and meet up times for group projects, it's so important to assign a color to your specific classes. That way, when in a hurry, you can automatically scan the page and quickly find what you need to do for that class. It's better to use pens instead of Sharpies for this task since they won't bleed through the page.

5. Stickers

I use stickers to mark days that have passed. Others have used stickers to make important days pop such as anniversaries, birthdays and vacations.

6. Desk

It's important to have a desk area that makes you feel at ease. You want to have supplies that are accessible but organized. You also want to have enough space to spread out assignments and/or for your laptop. Organizers for notebooks, books and pens can be very effective.

You can do it! Go forth and rock the rest of this school year!

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