With the Fall 2016 semester approaching, I thought I would write the ways I get organized and prepared for a new semester!
The first thing I do is print out my schedule and put it in the front slip of a binder. This is really helpful for the first week when looking for classrooms. In that binder I keep the syllabus for all my classes and extra papers.
I get a notebook for each class for note taking. I like the binded ones that the paper cant come out off easily. If I do not use the whole one for one class, I will use it next semester and have the class titles on the front so I remember which notes are where.
As for a planner, I never really stay in sync with them, so what I do is on a sheet of paper, or this year I am thinking about a notebook, I write down what needs to be done and when it is due. Lists help me better than calendars do.
I keep a backpack with me at all times and usually a lunch box. Since I commute to school and there are Monday/Wednesday Classes and Tuesday/Thursday Classes, I keep my text books in a shelf at my house and then the night before I switch out the books for whatever day it is. This is helpful so I do not have to carry so many books around.
Hopefully this helped with some ways to keep organized in college!