The following is the second entry in our What’s Your System? series by Rahual Gaitonde. If you’d like to be featured, send an email, link to your website, and a picture (If you’d like) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Legal pad and 3 ring binder
I use 1 legal pad for all my notes for every class but I make sure to date and tag the top of every sheet with the class name or abbreviation (The American Constitution/ AMC, Intro to Literature/ Lit). By keeping all my notes in one place it insures that I never bring the wrong notebook to class. Also the legal pad is a very light solution to carry around. The binder on the other hand, allows me to keep any loose papers organized in one location. I also keep a copy of every syllabus in the binder.
Every couple of days I rip out old notes from the legal pad and binder and file them away. I also keep copies of old papers in the file along with bank records and other important papers.
I make a separate calendar for every class on Google calendar. This allows every class to be a different color when looking at the main calendar also if I am just looking to see when I have work for a specific class I can just look at that specific calendar and not have to read through the rest of the entries. In addition having the calendar online allows me to edit and check the calendar from anywhere on campus and beyond.
1 gig USB Key
The key is mostly used as a backup for any documents or projects Iâ€™m working on. It also allows me to bring all my projects with me or be able to save any documents if I am unable to print the document. In addition I can carry any papers I’m working on with me so if I have a free half hour between classes I can hit a computer lab and work.
I’m too cheap to buy an actual whiteboard so I use a piece of solid clear tile board a piece that is 12″x14″ it cost me a whopping $1.50 at Home Depot. You can also buy the product in white or any other color that you wish, itâ€™s not only magnificently cheap but you can get one in almost any size you wish for a very low price. The whiteboard gets used for my weekly grocery list, and homework to do list.
I really like the white board tip on this one. I envy your organization Rahul. Remember if you would like to featured, send an email, link to your website, and a picture (If you’d like) to email@example.com.