It’s my worst nightmare; a messy desk and a pile of papers slowly taking over my study space. I love to be organised with my uni work. It makes everything so much easier; knowing where everything is and being able to get it in a moment’s notice. Here’s my top tips on how to be the most organised during uni.
Get a diary
Write out what you need to do and when with a diary. Those mid-year ones are great for keeping up with the academic year. You can organise what you’re meant to do and when super easily. Keep it out on your desk so that you know what you’re meant to be doing each day. I find it so much easier to keep up with what I should be doing for each module and when my meetings are (not forgetting lectures of course!).
To do lists
Where would we be without to do lists?! At the beginning of the week, write out everything that needs to be done and stick it up on a pin board. Tick it off during the week (remember not to leave it all to the end of the week!).
It’s a great feeling when you’ve done all the tasks you’re meant to, especially if you finish them early!
Folders and notebooks
Having a folder or notebook for each module can help you keep on top of all the papers you have. It can be all too easy to mix up different modules in the same notebook, so taking 5 minutes in the evening to file everything from over the day will help you to keep on top of all the papers that could end up flying over your desk.
Clutter can build up so easily over the course of a few weeks (or even days) so spend a bit of time each week putting things away. Too much clutter on your desk can make you feel much more stressed, so working in a tidy, organised environment will do a lot more for your motivation.
Getting organised will help you to meet your deadlines (which are fast approaching!) and will also make you feel much less stressed. Take some time to tidy up a bit and see how much it helps you with your studying.