Friday, 27 September 2013

Quick update!

Hi! 

This a quick update saying that I will mostly not be posting for a while due to midterms coming up soon!
School is my #1 priority, so I hope you understand! However, I will post if I can find time to!
Meanwhile, if you have any requests, feel free to leave them in a comment below! I'll do my best to do them in the holidays after the exams! 

Thanks!  

-Kavya :)
"Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance." - Samuel Johnson  

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

School Staples: Electronics! :)

Hi! 
This is the last post in the "School Staples" series and what a better way to end it but with electronics?!
Here they are:

1. Computer/laptop:
I'm pretty sure we all have one of these, you might even be reading this post on one now! 
Make sure yours is equipped with Microsoft Office - great for projects, notes & so much more!

2. USB/CDs:
Transferring projects - that's where these come in handy! If you are allowed to work on projects at school, taking your USB will be helpful so you can work on a bit of the project at school & the rest at home!
However, if you have to turn in a PPT, for example, a blank CD is what you need - no one wants to hand over their USB, obviously! 
These also come in handy during presentations - I know I've taken both these items before for PPT presentations! 

3. Calculator:
Might be an essential for you, depending on what your teacher says! Personally, I've never been allowed to use calculators, but you may have to!

That's it! I know it was short but I've been really busy with tests - every Saturday, to be exact! Hope you understand! However, feel free to leave a comment below! Please go ahead and follow/subscribe to my blog too! It means a lot! Thanks! (be sure to read the quote below, it's one of my favourites!)

-Kavya :)
"Difficult doesn't mean impossible, it just means that you have to work harder."




Monday, 9 September 2013

School Staples: Miscellaneous! :)

Hi!
Everyone knows that we need school supplies for school but there are some other things that we require too! These can be very easy to overlook however, they are very important!



1. Water bottle - A good plastic/steel water bottle lasts much longer than any old reused bottle! I take half a liter of water to school, how much do you suggest taking?

2. An umbrella - You just never know when it's going to rain on you - a must have, especially if the way you commute to school is by walking!

3. Sanitizer - School has germs everywhere! We may not even realize that even by opening the door or picking up a pencil fallen on the ground, that so many germs are on our hands! To stay clean and germ-free, put a bottle of sanitizer in your school bag!

4. ID holder - Losing your school ID is never good - put it on a lanyard or in a special ID holder or even just a small plastic holder & store it in a small pocket of your bag to keep it safe!

5. Tissues - No explanation required, right? ;)

6. First Aid - Even though schools generally have first aid kits, it's always nice to carry some bandaids & Neosporin ointment of your own!

That's it! Do you have any miscellaneous school staples besides these? Feel free to leave a comment below!
Also, go ahead and subscribe to my blog, so you know when I post next! Thanks!

-Kavya :)


   

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

How to Organize: Your school binder divider/folder tabs! :)

In my previous post, How to Organize: Your Binder, I went over the basic organization and how using tabs in dividers is really helpful! This is a follow up to that and I will be giving you some ideas on how you (or a student you know) can organize those tabs - both in & out of the binder!

*All Images are my own! :)*

Most binder dividers come small paper tabs - to label & organize your binder!
The ones shown here are by Avery (Link - these are the most simliar ones I could find!)


2 ways to organize tabs inside your binder!

1. By Subject:
  • Great for youthose students who use an "all-in-one" binder/file! 
  • Tip! Place them in the same order of your classes according to your schedule!
2. By Type of paper:
  • Great for those students who have a single binder per subject!
  • Tip! Write on both sides of 1 tab & place it in the 2-in-1 binder folder divider!
How you can organize tabs outside the binder!
Super simple organizer that you can DIY for organizing blank/leftover tabs!
  • Take a small container!
  • Cut a small piece of cardboard which will divide the box!
  • Then, place your tabs in them! On one side - used & the other - unused!
  • This saves space because you don't need to keep the blank tab sheets & protects them too!
That's it! Hope it helped you! Please follow/subscribe so you know when I post next! Thanks! :)

-Kavya :)