Heading off to college soon? As my daughter prepares for freshman year, she gives us a sneak peek into her college backpack.
Freshman 101: Backpack Essentials
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Let’s take a peek inside my college freshman’s backpack…
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Cute School Supplies
Gone are the days when you could only purchase folders in solid colors that grade school required. The boring blue or black ink pens and #2 pencils. It’s college, baby! Make it fun, go all out and please your inner child with the luxury of buying the supplies you truly want.
Healthy Snacks and Drinks
Long days filled with classes, study groups and writing papers or preparing for exams can be exhausting. Make sure to always carry some fuel with you. Healthy snacks and fresh fruit will keep you going when you feel exhausted. Stay hydrated by taking water with you on the go. A refillable cup is the best bet so you can avoid the high price of vending machines.
Thankfully, nowadays most college books are electronic instead of hauling several heavy books around with you. However, doing most of your school work, studying and communication on a computer, tablet and smartphone – your tech batteries will run down before the end of the day. Carrying a portable charger can save the day. Plug in your device to your power bank while listening to a lecture in class or while working on a project.
Staying organized is a key to success in college. Keep track of all your classes, study group sessions, assignment deadlines and personal appointments in one place. By planning ahead and writing down due dates, you will avoid forgetting something important or getting overwhelmed. Relieve some stress by getting organized.
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What college backpack essentials do you recommend?
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