3 Ways to take/organize notes and handouts
1. Notebook and Folder
Pros: light weight, separates subjects
Cons: not all-in-one
2. Multisubject Notebook
Pros: all-in-one, easily organized, most have dividers with pockets
Cons: may run out of writing space for one subject, bulky
3. Binder method
Pros: Add as many subjects/dividers, flexible, remove/add papers freely
Cons: bulky, must open/close prongs, hole-punch papers
These are just the 3 different ways to organize and take notes. I've tried all 3 methods, and it depends on your note-taking style, how many subjects you're taking, and how notes/handouts are given in class. The binder method and multisubject notebook are my favorites since I've been in college.
What to pack
Filler paper (always have extra!)
Pencil case - pencil, eraser, lead, pens, highlighters, white out
Wallet - keep it small and only bring the essentials so it won't weight your bag down
Cosmetic case (optional) - mirror, lip balm, feminine products, etc.
Phone/iPod & Earphones (optional) - listen to music
Calculator (if needed)
Recorder (if needed)
Fillpad makes great notebooks for both writing and math! It comes in a large variety of colors and are of great quality at an affordable price. I'll be having a review on these soon.
How do you pack your school bag?