Stay organized through the year

Kayleonah Trumble , writer

Students’ laptops can become very messy with all of their classwork and other files on their desktops. It is important to stay organized whichever way you do it. One’s organization system may be messy and stressful for others. 

Messy desktop

“I keep it organized by keeping my school supplies and at home supplies separate. When I’m done with one class, I put the supplies back in [the] bag for that class. I keep the things I use at home like pens, poetry books, and paper in its own spot,” said sophomore Allison Woodward.

Not everyone stays as organized and goes for a simpler option. 

“I put all of my assignments into different class folders,” said junior Olivia Zuniga.

With this school year going from virtual to in-person, keeping homework list organized can be very helpful. 

Organized desktop

“I put my homework list on a paper and I have it organized by class, I update my homework list whenever I sit down to do homework,” said Zuniga.

Woodward agreed, “Every week I go through all my classes and figure out what I need to do. I list them under said class, and then I use my planner and schedule out which assignments I’ll do on which day to ensure it’s done on time.” 

“I make list in notes all the time, it helps me keep track of dates so I turn stuff in on time, said junior Kylie Thomas.

Being organized can be time consuming, but it will help you in the future when you sit down to do school work.

“I reorganize my desktop maybe twice a week, it gets messy quickly,” said Zuniga.

Thomas said, “[I organize my desktop] every day.” 

“Every day. I clean it [desktop] and put everything back at the end of the day or a day later,” said Woodward.

Being very organized and on top of everything isn’t for everyone. Sometimes it’s nice to just go with the flow and search around for the assignment or use Canvas to tell if something is late. However, being organized can help staying on top of school work a lot less stressful.