I’m so excited to start senior year. I thought I would share with you what I’m doing to get ready to go back. So here we go!
Supplies I’m Packing:
I never buy my school supplies from the college bookstore unless I’m absolutely desperate because the price markup is ridiculous. Usually, I wait for the end of summer back-to-school sales and stock up. This year I found some great deals!
- a one subject notebook for each of my classes (4)
- a file folder for each class
- a single 3” binder that I use to store copies of my typed notes
- an academic planner
- my social/life planner
- post-it notes/flags
This may seem like a short list, but its everything I really need to get the work done without my system becoming crazy complicated. Yes I use two planners. One is strictly for school assignments. Its small and easy to pack around. The other has my entire life in it and it spends a lot of time safe at home on my desk.
I have always tried to plan a basic layout of my week ahead of school starting. Knowing a little better what I’m in for makes the semester run more smoothly from the start. With a basic study schedule in place I can inform my boss what hours I’m available, make necessary appointments with my advisers and ease into classes without feeling crazy.
Here’s what my basic schedule looks like so far. It looks packed, but remember this is just an attempt to layout all of the things I think I might need to do in any given week. I will be much more flexible in reality.
Planning for Individual Classes:
Before classes start, I label my notebooks and set up a note system I think will work. I also print the syllabus provided and put all of the important dates on my calendar. If the professor makes materials available ahead of time, I print them and begin reviewing. Summers are a slow time for me and I love using the spare minutes to get ahead.
These are just a few of the things I have been working on to get ready for my senior year. If you have any questions or want more details let me know!
Good luck and happy studying!