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 18At School Have the right tools. To be organized, you need to have the right tools—backpack, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, calculator, and folders. Of course, you also have to remember to bring everything you need (book, paper, etc.) with you when you go to class. Keep your locker and backpack neat. Never put loose papers in your backpack or locker. Put them in the right notebook or folder. Use a planner. Many students have planners, but don’t use them like they should. Take your planner to each class and write in all of your assignments. Also use your planner to write down tests, quizzes, special events, and anything else you need to remember. Have a system for papers. Unless your school has gone paperless, you probably have lots of papers—notes, homework, handouts. To stay organized, you need to have a specific place for each paper—like a folder or a notebook. My planner really helps me stay on track! I used to have way too much stuff in my locker. Avalanche! Here’s what I do to keep organized. I have a pocket folder for each class (for homework and handouts) and I have a 3-ring notebook (with tabs for different classes) for my notes. 7