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Organize your way to the top of the class

Now that school has started and the first day high of seeing old friends and meeting new classmates and professors has worn off, it's time to knucle down and roll up your sleeves as the first wave of homework, projects and requires readings come your way - cluttering desks, spilling out of lockers and filling up calendars with deadlines.

If you find yourself hyperventilating at the mere thought , never fear, because while it's up to each student whether they can achieve academic success and balance their time, some A+ student study habits are easy to achieve. A common denominator among top students is their ability to organize. Organizing may sound like a bore and a chore but it can actually be fun. A long-time study buddy of students, Post-it® Brand gives you some tips on how to start the academic year on a high note.

Calendar your classes. The moment you get your schedule, map it out on a calendar to serve as your guide. Not only will this keep you organized, it also eliminates embarrassing moments like being late for class and org meeting schedules as well as extra-curricular activities. You can make your own personalized calendar and express yourself as a daily reminder to be creative and fun despite the pressure of school. Color code your notes. Wrap different notebooks in different, eye-catching colors so you can find and reach for the right notebook during the right class. If you're using a binder, make color-coded tabs for each subject and flip through each section easily.

flags Use Post-it® Flags which come in different colors and are great for color-coding documents. Keep an organizer or planner. A busy bee that you are you can't be expected to keep track of all your deadlines mentally and you can't always take your big calendar with you. Keep an organizer or planner on hand to jot down your meetings and assignments. You can buy one readymade or express yourself and make one of your own.
arrowflags Using Post-it® Arrow Flags can also help pinpoint important schedules and gives you extra space to write down changes in location or time. Study in a nook of your own. A classroom has so many distractions but if you have a study nook in your home or dorm, you can concentrate on reading the lessons for the next day and on completing your homeworks.
notes Keep it colorful and fun by expressing yourself and decorating your study space. Whether you remember things better through words or doodles, Post-it® Notes Original Cubes and Original Notes can help information stick to your mind. Organizing is already half the battle done;after all, all organized space leads to an organized mind. For additional style and easy organizing, you could use Post-it® products to add a punch of color and style to your workspace and school materials. With its vibrant colors and adhesive, it will surely grab your attention and will stay in place, exactly where you need it.

Be smart and hip by getting organized and get ready for the adventures ahead as you tackle the new semester.