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 18To succeed in middle school, you need to be organized! Step Get Organized Have the right tools Just as a carpenter needs a hammer and nails to build a house, you need the right tools to be a successful student. Here are the tools you need: paper student planner pencils 3-ring notebooks pens pocket folders backpack calculator Use pocket folders Have a different colored pocket folder for each class. Use these folders for handouts, returned papers, and homework assignments. Use 3-ring notebooks Have a three-ring notebook for each subject, or one large notebook with tabs for multiple subjects. Have a place for everything and eliminate clutter Keep your locker and backpack neat and clean. Throw out any papers you don’t need. Put the papers you want to keep in a file at home. Before going to bed, get everything ready for the next day—and put your backpack in the same place each night. Tip #1 Tip #4 Tip #3 Tip #2 These five tips will help you get organized and stay“on top of everything.” 4