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How to Stay Organized For School

Many people do not know how to organize their school supplies well, so they end up losing things, including assignments, pens, and pencils. This instructable will show you several ways to keep all of your supplies for school organized so that you do not lose any assignments or materials




 
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Step 1: The Value of Quality Supplies

When you are out buying supplies for school, buy quality supplies. Don't get cheap products that you know will not last you the entire year. For example, get glossy plastic folders instead of the paper ones. Even though it may cost a bit more to get quality supplies, it will be worth it.

Step 2: Binders

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Binders are a very important part of staying organized.

Tip 1: Keep one 1" binder for each subject you have.

Tip 2: Divide each binder into sections using dividers; i.e. make 1 divider for classwork, 1 for completed homework, and 1 for completed tests. You can add more depending on the subject.

Tip 3: Buy a different colored binder for each subject and make sure they have plastic pockets on the front cover. You can slide a piece of paper with the class name and your name on it. 
                                                                                




Step 3: Notebooks

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Taking notes is a very important part of school. There several tips and tricks you can use to keep your notes organized.

Tip 1:  Use the outer margin of your page to put key words and terms from the lesson.

Tip 2: Title each section of notes and put a date next to it. 

Tip 3: Buy 1 notebook for each subject that has the same color as each of your binders.

Step 4: Accordion File

Accordion files are an easy and simple way to keep papers organized.

Tip 1: Use accordion files to keep all of your homework assignments that you have not yet turned in organized.

Tip 2: Buy an accordion file that is covered in cloth. Do not buy one that is all thin plastic, as these fall apart very easily.

Tip 3: Some accordion files come with pencil cases attached. These are very useful for keeping your pens, pencils and papers in one place.
mpeterson154 months ago
I like the knife in the first pic XD
antrobus2 years ago
I would rather get poor quality binders as long as it holds my stuff and doesn't break it works
You can reinforce your binders with duct tape. Just put a strip or strip and half on the spine (overlapping on to the front and back) and a half strip on each edge, with half of each strip on each side (inside and outside). It's even better if you get two colors and put a stripe down the spine.
loopyloop757 months ago
My school doesn't use textbooks. And when we rarely do look at textbooks, we don't keep them in our lockers. And my school have given us our own planners which double as hall passes but the worst thing is that how most middle/high schools let you carry your backpack well my school doesn't let us but this 'ible was good(sorry my thing is long)
gabbydawn8 months ago
We're did u buy the accordian folder ??
Dr. Who1 year ago
i like your folder, except, you know, its apple.
ilpug1 year ago
My best bit of advice for organizing is to not get a locker. Lockers allow you to leave stuff behind so much more easily.
My school gives out planners too and i thought it was a stupid waste of time but it helps me remember everything from homework to birthdays
mason01902 years ago
My school gives out planners, but they double as detention holders, triple as hall passes, quadruple as formulas and websites, quintouple as address books, and a whole nother word as student handbooks. You can get a detention if you're caught in the hall without one.
me 2 :( its stupid i think!
antrobus2 years ago
those kinds of locker shelves suck get I had this one that expanded and stuck to the walls of the locker
hintss3 years ago
you forgot the netbook in case you're permabanned from the computers like I was :), and Linux FTW!
what did you do to get perma-banned????
it rhymes with hatch while
Do you mean... *ahem*... Batch file?
BunnyLover3 years ago
My mothers office had several of the cloth ones so I "borrowed" one and use it for school and I haven't forgotten an assignment for the past month or so.
Comment on "Tip 2" . . .  Amen, brother.   Amen.  I have gone through so many plastic ones that rip within two or so day.  I tend to keep everything in them:  homework and all.

My new-ish cloth case has to be the strongest accordion file I've ever owned and has withstood everything I've thrown at it.  I bought it at staples for around $13.
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