Tips on making things easier for the long semester
Keeping track of papers and syllabi can sometimes be a difficult task, but vital to passing college courses.
“I buy different color notebooks for each class,” said Adam Jacquez, 20, a sophomore anthropology major. “I also use a different color pen for my notes each day so I can keep better track of my notes on the day they were written. It helps when it comes time to study.”
Every student has a different way of staying organized throughout the school year, but here are some useful tips everyone can benefit from.
Randall S. Hansen, a professor who writes for quintcareers.com, wrote it is important to have a planner or some other organization system.
“I like to plan ahead before studying,” said sophomore open-option major Teresa Nguyen.
The CU Bookstore offers a variety of different planners for students. Some contain not only a useful planner, but also good information about CU events for the year.
Another good organizational tip is to keep a central location for important papers. Notes, papers and handouts tend to add up as the semester progresses. When the time comes to start studying for finals, it is important to know where all those notes are. This way, more time can be spent studying and less on trying to find all the information accumulated over the semester.
There are many different reasons to stay organized throughout the semester. Students need to keep track of classes, notes, papers, syllabi, budget and student loans.
According to Monster Careers, managing minutes is one of the most important parts to staying organized. Students can finish tasks faster and more efficiently through time management. This will leave more time to finish other activities.
If a student is spends all their time procrastinating, there will not be time to properly organize anything else.
“I’m really big on lists and sticky notes,” Allison Catalano, a sophomore physics major, said. “I don’t know where I would be without Post-its.”
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