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Get Organized And You Will Be Calm

I love this meme. Until now, I have only seen the standard “Keep Calm and …” , which I think is a little overrated.

I love this meme because it spoke to me. If there is a recurring topic that we (bloggers/vloggers) talk about, I think it’s procrastination. And it’s not without a reason. It can be difficult trying to meet schedules and staying organized especially when you have a busy life balancing work, school and some other activities. But sometimes, we simply can’t find the motivation to get work started on time. And that’s one of every college student’s albatrosses. I was late posting this blog because I had waited until the last minute to do an assignment I should have done days before. Oops.

Throughout the years, I have noticed that I do better when I see that things are organized. My handwriting definitely isn’t the best and my pens and lip glosses are almost indistinguishable in my bag, but I am pretty OK at organizing school materials. I have to be. So I’ve listed a couple of things for you that have helped me stay organized (and sane) throughout my college career:

1.) Use folders.  

One for each class. Don’t forget to include your class syllabus; you’ll never know when it will come in handy.

2.) Highlight

Not the one we use for our cheeks, ladies!

Highlighting our papers can help us remember important details. Our notes will look colorful and it can improve our grades.

3.) Know your strengths and weaknesses 

If you tend to misplace things a lot, it’s not a good idea to not have a place to put things in. You don’t want to misplace that assignment you worked really on the night before.

It all comes down to knowing how to correct yourself after doing things wrong so many times.

4.) Write the Chapter.

More often than not, Chapter 4 will be different from Chapter 6. If you want to know where to look on your textbook for future references, see what Chapter your notes were on.

5.) Don’t forget anything at home. 

Self-explanatory.

 

If you have anything you would like to add to this list, please feel free to comment and let me know how you keep yourself organized 🙂 .

 

Ray Ann

My name is Ray Ann. I grew up wanting to be a lot of things. Being a lot older now, I realize you never really grow out of those dreams.

I’m 23 years old, barely 5 ft. tall and often mistaken as a high school student. But you know what they say — good things come in small packages. Despite me being a little vertically challenged, I’m a huge basketball fan. I love fast cars and fast…food. I love the color pink and my friends’ sense of humor. I aspire to be the realistic half of my favorite female fiction characters: to be bold and fearless like Nikita, witty, intelligent and fashionable like Blair Waldorf and sweet and sassy like Cher Horowitz.

Being a blogger means a lot of things. We write about anything and everything, including our own lives. We can choose to be private or be an open book. But I hope to share only meaningful and helpful things to anyone who reads my blogs. Montgomery College will always be a big part of my life as it gave me an opportunity to find myself and discover the things I love and gave me all the more reason to be myself.

Let’s believe in each other. 

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