It is that time of year again! Time to start thinking of your back to school supply list. I love getting visually appealing, matching supplies because it compels me to stay more organized. Staying more organized makes studying so much easier!
The first thing I start looking for is a planner. These are my favorites this year. I am usually really busy during the semester, so I need tons of places to write to keep organized. I try to start every day with a to-do list based on importance. I also try to review daily what is coming up for the next two weeks so that I am never unprepared.
An essential part is what bag you will use because you want to be comfortable with all the textbooks you will be carrying. Lugging around an uncomfortable bag all day is not fun. I try to look for something durable because I tend to be hard on my bags.
Another essential thing for back to school are your tools!
I prefer to do most of my math by hand, but I try to keep either a basic calculator or a scientific calculator on hand.
For my notebooks I prefer to get really thick sturdy ones because I take tons of notes, sometime rewriting them. I really like to try to color coordinate them with my other supplies.
I try to keep fun things like stickers or decorative pens on hand for my note taking so that it's not as dull. I also try to keep a more fun notebook on hand to take notes during my sorority meetings so that I don't forget anything.
The way I keep my notes organized is by using colored pens depending upon the type of notes they are. I like to use blue for my class notes, green for reading notes, and red for extra side notes or things the professor specifically says will be on the test. I also love to highlight and always keep a pink one on hand!
For school I do TONS of walking from class to class, so it is so important that I have comfortable shoes. It isn't fun when you already have a blister and you are only halfway through your day (I've been there!). The other thing you need, especially when it's hot, is a large water bottle to keep your drinks cold. I always forget to drink water, so keeping a cute bottle with me works as a reminder!
I hope this guide has helped to inspire you to be excited for back to school!