A College Student’s Guide to Getting Organized

What’s the most important skill for success in college? In my opinion, it’s self management. That means having a system that you use to capture, review, and respond to important information on a daily basis. In other words, take a cue from Santa Claus and make a list and check it twice (or more often). 2019-08-20 10.40.59-1Being accountable, reading and responding to email, using a calendar, and making lists of tasks and reminders are powerful habits for success.

Here are some recommended apps and tools to get you started:

  • A small paper notebook that you carry with you at all times along with a pen
  • The Notes or Reminders app on your smartphone
  • Evernote
  • Todoist (To Do List app)
  • Google Calendar
  • Outlook app (computer or smartphone)

3 thoughts on “A College Student’s Guide to Getting Organized

  1. Thanks, Elisa! I have also started to use the Bear app to capture writing ideas, etc. That way they don’t get lost in the fray 😉

    1. Thanks, Brooke! The post is just a draft so I’ll be adding a lot more content soon (had to get something started to meet a deadline). I’ll be sure to include the Bear app. Hope all is well with you!

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