Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 345 Have a plan for papers. Unless your school has gone paperless, you probably have lots of papers to deal with. Whether you use folders or binders, the important thing is that you have a system for organizing your papers. This includes throwing out papers you don’t need, and putting those you want to keep in a file at home. Have phone numbers for classmates. Make sure that you have a phone number for at least one person in each class. If you’re absent or have a question about an assignment, you’ll then have someone to call. Keep your locker and backpack neat. Never stick loose or folded papers inside books, your backpack, or your locker. Always put them in the correct folder or notebook. Keeping your locker and backpack neat, clean, and organized makes it much easier to locate materials. Get organized before you go to bed. Each night, put completed homework in the right folders and get everything organized for the next day. If there’s something you need to remember to do in the morning, write yourself a note. Step Be Organized u Use a student planner. u Break down assignments. u Use three-ring notebooks for class notes. u Have a plan for papers. u Have phone numbers for classmates. u Keep your locker and backpack neat. u Get organized before you go to bed. 2