What’s in your backpack? A better question yet, what should be in your back pack? The obvious answers is your textbooks, but I would argue that their’s a few other things you should have stowed away in that backpack of yours.
- A planner and small notebook for reminders. Did you pass by a flyer for the talent show on Friday? Pencil it into your calandra. Did your professor give a tip for a summer job opera unity? Write the info down in that handy little notebook you have with you. 😉
- Note taking supplies. You should have notebooks for your classes, pens, highlighters, pencils, an eraser and an eraser. Also! You should have a mini stapler. Some professors will ask for paper copies of reports or homework. If have a mini stapler you won’t have to panic when you go to turn in your papers and realize you forgot!
- Think about your health! It’s a good idea to bring a small container of hand sanitizer, Chapstick, cough drops, and tissues. A water bottle and ibuprofen are two other things that I would recommend.
- Finally I would suggest some headphones and a tablet if you have one. Your phone or laptop work as well but a tablet is a better size than your phone screen and a better weight than your laptop. The tablet is great because it allows you to check on your school email and class updates while you’re away from your laptop and the headphone are just, you know, good for telling people you’re not interested in small talk.
So there you have it. These are the things I keep in my backpack other than my textbooks, and I would strongly recommend you keep them in your too.