It goes without saying: organization is important in college. It’s pretty much a crucial part of getting good grades and staying productive, which is why we decided to share our favorite items that’ll put you on the fast track to becoming an organized student. Check ’em out!
1. Page Markers
Page markers are going to be your new best friend. You might be the master of note-taking, but even the most organized notes can get overwhelming after you’ve covered numerous chapters and lessons. Use page markers to label each section of your notes so that you’ll know exactly which page to flip to when you sit down for a study session.
2. Desk Organizers
Cluttered desks and drawers are a hassle. By the time you find everything you need, you could have already gotten a start on your work! Keep your supplies in check with a desk top organizer, or a drawer organizer that’s separated into handy compartments.
Keeping only mental reminders of your due dates probably isn’t the best idea. There’s a lot going on in college! Even if you swear by your photographic memory, we suggest writing everything down in a planner—just in case.
4. Desk Calendar
Organization is key when it comes to staying on top of your assignments. That’s where a desk calendar comes in. It’s pretty hard to forget a due date when it’s staring right back at you while you work!
Tip: Take your planner with you to class so that you can record any new due dates, then transfer them onto your desk calendar once you head home.
5. Dry Erase Memo Board
Organized students know how to make use of to-do lists and daily reminders, but the location makes all the difference. We’re huge fans of using dry-erase boards because paper lists tend to get a bit messy—after all, how many times are you adding to it, checking tasks off, and crossing things out? Try hanging one right above your desk so you’ll always be on top of your next task.
Bonus: Find one that also has a cork board section. They’re perfect for pinning important sheets of paper!