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three-ring binder with tabbed dividers where my notes for each class are kept. I can add more sheets of paper as necessary, since some classes require many more notes than others. I also utilize a separate zippered division of my backpack to hold several twopocketed folders, which is where I store handouts and homework pertaining to each class. They are all different colors, and at the beginning of each semester I decide which color corresponds to which class and I remember it throughout the semester. For me, this is the easiest way to organize my things (that, and the fact that the three-ring binder was a gift and I thought I might as well use it). Another option is to have a spiral notebook for each class, possibly with slots on each cover where you can store your handouts. Whatever you choose, make sure that it will provide a way for you to remember where your important items are for each class and give you easy access to those items. Even beyond the physical folders and binders, I have additional ways of keeping my papers organized in my mind. Typically, I use the left side of my folders for papers that are older, such as tests and homework assignments that have been returned or handouts that are no longer applicable to the current focus of a class. On the right side, I keep up-to-date and relevant items such as current handouts and completed homework assignments that I am yet to turn in. I also try to keep my papers in a new-to-old order as much as possible. I find this method very useful because I can open up a folder and easily find what I need without having to search through an entire stack of papers. Try to pay attention to

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Learning to Succeed and Succeeding to Learn: The Smart Way to Earn Better Grades in School  

A light-hearted and informative guide to help dedicated students learn the keys to success in school and in life.

Learning to Succeed and Succeeding to Learn: The Smart Way to Earn Better Grades in School  

A light-hearted and informative guide to help dedicated students learn the keys to success in school and in life.

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