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Your school supply shopping list

School Supplies

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School supply shopping has always been my favorite thing to do when preparing for the upcoming school year. But as college courses become increasingly online-dependent, my list of supplies dwindles.

Here’s my list of some items that you should purchase for the school year, regardless of how your classes are taught.

Pens: Whether you’re in class taking notes or doing your homework, always have a pen handy in case you need to jot stuff down. I always seem to lose mine, so I would recommend purchasing a couple packs just to have some on hand.

Post-It notes: These things are my absolute favorite supply. I put sticky notes on everything and anything. I make my daily to-do list on a post-it so I can keep it handy. I also write myself reminders and stick them where I’ll see them and remember to do what I need to do. They’re also great if you’re reading for class and come across something you have a question about or need to mark.

Index cards: Personally, I use these to study for tests. My brain works best if I can quiz myself, so I usually turn my study guides into note cards to study.

3-ring binders: Some people may think I’m a hoarder, but I like to keep binders with notes and everything from my classes. I keep a really big binder for each semester. Especially when you start taking your major classes, you never know when you may need to reference something from a previous class.

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#BirdofMouth blogger Cassidy Obis is a senior public relations major at Illinois State. Read more posts from Cassidy.