I'm kinda stuck with the size and amount of folders I need for college.
I'm hopefully taking - Bio, Chem, Psychology, Stats
and will I be carrying all my work to and from college or just modules,
and should I separate work into different folders/lever arch files for each module?
Thanks in advance!
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- Thread Starter
- 08-07-2014 19:21
- 08-07-2014 19:37
I think you'll find out what works best for you as you go along. At first you may be able to carry all the work but it will become impossible later on.
In AS, I used to carry around 2 or 3 folders with current units.
In A2 I just ended up carrying the work I needed for the lessons in one normal folder. Which is much less weight
I bought lever arch folders to keep the rest of the work in which I kept at home.
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- 08-07-2014 19:41
I've just finished my as level year, and to be honest, once I filed my work into a folder, it was never looked at again. I pretty much just left it all filed away for the entire year then threw it all away after my exams. I just revised by taking notes from the textbooks and so never really needed my notes from class.
- 08-07-2014 19:47
I have a ringbinder and a lever arch file for each subject but I know some people who manage to fit everything into 1 lever arch and then have a couple more folders at home to store old stuff. It's mainly down to personal preference.
- 08-07-2014 20:19
I would definitely carry a ring binder for the work you need and obviously a notebook but but what are you going to do if you need to refer to last weeks notes? Why dont you ask your tutor if you can type anything you handwrite and keep all of the worksheets/notes etc in folder at home.
- 08-07-2014 22:12
I only did Psychology of those subjects, but for my organisation I had one lever arch file for each subject which always stayed at home, I bought a 10 pack set of dividers for each one and labelled them for each topic (E.G. Psychology - 1. Memory. 2. Attachment. 3. Research Methods. 4. Stress. 5. Social Influence. 6. Abnormality)
I then had loads of plastic wallets and one week of work went into one plastic wallet for each topic, it just required sitting down for 10 minutes on a Friday and organising all notes - I used one refill pad for all subjects. It was so much easier than carrying 4/5 notebooks everyday or 4/5 ringbinders everyday - many people I know did, and remember you have textbooks to carry too! I kept another plastic wallet in my bag at all times to keep handouts safe or bring in notes which were from previous weeks that we needed for that lesson But if I forgot, I normally used a textbook to refer back, it has everything in it anyway! Never forget textbooks...
For the last divider, I used it for revision material - examiners reports, past papers, mark schemes, etc.
You may need more than 10... I needed a few more than 10 for History
As for revision... My notes were always too vague or missing parts due to how quickly my teachers went through everything. I made notes from the textbook for all of my revision.. So all my organisation and notes basically went to waste :')Last edited by chelseajanett; 08-07-2014 at 22:18.