Have you ever thought how can I make college just a tad simpler? College is College. Preparing for our future, dream job, life career, planning for our future. I love finding ways to make college easier. Heck make my LIFE easier! Lately I have had a few ideas on how to save time and ease my crazy mind. May help a few of you or maybe no one at all or even help new ideas start. You always see life hacks for certain things, here is my go on a few ways to make college a tad simpler and maybe organized!
First, if given Powerpoint of notes ahead of time, print them out. Print 4-9 slides to one page, depending on how much is on one slide and how big the font is. I can print 9 slides to a page and still see all the information fine. Then you can write on the sides or on the back for extra notes. Plus you can listen better and read over as the professor is going over. Then you don’t spend the whole time copying the PowerPoint. If you don’t get them ahead of time: take a photo of each one with your phone then reread them that night and copy them then. Plus you are going over them again yourself and not rushing during class. As well you can actually pay attention better and listen as it is being told to you.
In your room or maybe dorm, keep a dry erase board somewhere you can see from your desk or bed. I have mine on the back of my bedroom door and can see from both my bed and desk. I like to put what I need to get done on it. I do put things in my agenda as well, but if I on my laptop in my bed and I forget what day an assignment is due I just glance at it and don’t even have to get out of my bed! Plus the more I write something down that needs to be done, the more likely I remember it. For one class I have a lot of assignments or things I need to get done since we only meet one day a week. So I write a lot of the things on my board.
Some things I have on my Dry Erase Board now:
Copy of my TB test
Edit Blog Post
Watch Documentary for EDU
Test on Thursday – has time frame
This is something that I figured out recently and it has been great for me! I now keep a small notebook, like a pocket-sized one, and a pen or two with me. I keep it out during my classes for any distractions. I am the queen of getting distracted during class, but now if I think of a task or something I want to do later, I write it down. Either it be a homework assignment, look up something from class you want to read more into later, or maybe just a few items to add on your grocery list.
I am also known for forgetting things I thought about earlier so I love being able to have something nearby to write these things down. At the end of the night I look back through my notebook if anything I can cross off or go ahead and do then.
This may not be a favorite for everyone but it has helped me concentrate more in class instead of me constantly thinking about items I need when I go to Target next. I write it down and move on to listening in class. PLUS you aren’t using your phone, so professors won’t think you are texting or browsing on your phone. Double Plus who else just loves writing with a pen you just love.
For instance here are some items I have put in my notebook:
Check if I need to purchase Shampoo
Email this certain brand for a return order
Print a class Syllabus
Go through makeup to get rid of
To clean out emails