Good organization is the key to your success both in school and after you graduate. These 4 tips will help you be an organized student:
1. Store your Passwords in a Safe Place
Keeping track of all your login and password information can be exhausting and almost impossible to do by memory. Most information is online from email to online banking. If you're a student, you might also have a student portal where you login to review your financial status, grades, attendance records, and class schedule. Download a free application (app) to store your passwords in a safe place that's easily accessible.
2. Review your Syllabus
At the beginning of a new program or class, your instructor will give you a syllabus that highlights important dates. Use the syllabus to plan your time and avoid pulling all-nighters. Don't let yourself get overwhelmed. Tackle major assignments and projects in small chunks. Mark assignment deadlines and exam dates on your calendar so they don't sneak up on you. If you notice any scheduling conflicts, discuss them with your instructor.
3. Review your Notes
Regularly read through your notes to ensure that they make sense. Ask a classmate or your instructor if there's anything you missed or don't understand. Add personal touches to your notes such as examples to help you remember the main points. When it's time to complete an assignment or study for an exam, you'll have the information you need.
4. Backup your Work
Don't let technology setback disrupt your life. Computers get viruses and networks crash. Backup your work on an external hard drive or in the cloud. When you backup, you can have peace of mind knowing that your hard work is safely stored. Whether you choose to study at a coffee shop, at the library, or in your own home, you can easily pick up where you left off.
Start good habits early. At YTI Career Institute, our Student Services Department can help you get organized. Check out our Learning Resource Center to refine your skills and become a successful student. At YTI, we offer a variety of programs at convenient locations. With classes starting soon, get started today!