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Organization Tips for College Students

by Arden Leigh

Paying attention in class, taking notes and studying frequently does not always cut it in college. Getting organized can reduce your stress as a student, as well as raise your overall quality of life. Here are some tips and tricks to organize your schoolwork and raise your productivity.


Keep handy a planner

Instead of relying on your memory, you can free up mental space by putting all of your due dates into a single visual format. Make use of digital calendars as well, such as your Google Calendar or a planner app.

Make lists

Keeping an updated list of the tasks you need to complete for a given day can help you to prioritize them and not let anything slip your mind.

Color code your notes

Color coding can help to separate different units or topics from one another, and allow you to refer back to them more easily. This can also help to keep your different coursework separated.

Turn off distractions

Make sure to turn off your phone, TV and don’t be tempted to check social media while you are studying. This can help you put your full attention on studying and ultimately help you get a lot more done in less time.

Organize your backpack

Plan out what you’re going to need for the day and make sure your backpack is cleaned, stocked, and ready to go. Always have the necessary materials to get through your class, including snacks and water.

Keep a clean study space

Making your study area neat and clutter free will help you have a clear mind. If you study in your living space, keeping it clean as well will help with concentration. Minimizing blaring noise is ideal as well.

Get enough sleep

Developing a good sleep schedule as well as a daily schedule will help you to function better physically, emotion- ally, and mentally. Try to plan your study time in correspondence with the times you’re most productive.

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