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    What would be best? Carry 4 A4 folders for each subject each day to school and back. (i cant leave any at school, so dont suggest that). This will have all my notes in, but will be heavy and take up much room in my bag. Or have these at home and just take one big A4 Lever arch folder to school with dividers for all my subjects. I will transfer notes from this folder to my smaller ones at home. This will be better to carry around, but i worry one day i may need some past notes that are at home.

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    I suggest in the first 4 to 6 weeks just take a thin paper folder for each class to keep your notes in then when they become bulky swap them into folders. Thats what i did and it worked out well.


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    I carry a lever arch with my current topics for all subjects in, then when i finish a topic i move it out of my lever arch and into an invividual subject folder i keep at home - works best as i have a notepad, the folder, and textbooks to carry


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    When you have moved onto a new topic, do you never need to go back to your past notes?
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    Have a folder for each, plenty of quality lined paper in each much make sure they're not too small biology sheets and notes tend to pile up, and chemistry data sheet booklets are thick! I used to carrying folders for each lesson with me and they fit in my normal sized bag Yiu won't have all four subjects everyday and plus you have the perks of not losing sheets and having homework in folder than at home, and all your stuff is in once place males it easier I'm not a fan of transferring things lol
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    It really depends on how good your notes are. I tend to be messy with my notes so usually hardly revise from them. (Especially when we are given revision books that summarise everything so nicely). I started bringing folders to sixth form and gave up after a month as I realised I will be stacking lots of papers that I might never read again.
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    Here's what I did: Have a small folder for each subject which you take in to school and a large folder for each which you keep at home!


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    When i'm revising i get my big subject folder out, and find the topic i need, i then go over and highlight all the important bits and sometimes annotate in a different coloured pen, i also then go through the textbook, highlight, and annotate (I know writing in a book = blasphemy to some but i figured i will be forgiven if i can get a good education) which usually works for me, but as pointed out above, depends on your style of learning and quality of notes


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    Most people seem to have a ring-binder with dividers for each subject, then transfer the notes to separate lever arches at home when they finish a topic at my college. Personally I'm all over the place, I don't usually use my notes when revising though so I'm not too bothered about how I store them
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    I turned up with a pen and a plain A4 book. All I used was the pen. It was the same as starting any other year in school, got given some textbooks and necessary reading + exercise books. Some people use folders for organisation but if you want to use one, I'd suggest keeping it at 1 with different sections for your subjects. Don't stress it
 
 
 
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