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    I'm starting sixth form college in September and I will soon be buying my notebooks and folders. I was just wondering if it was better to get one notebook for each subject or if I should buy one big notepad of paper and put the papers in a folder for each subject? If i was doing the second i would keep the big binders for each subject at home and just keep a plastic wallet of the current study topic in my bag to keep the weight of my bag down. What do you think? I hope I have explained this well enough but please ask if im not haha. Thank you!
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    (Original post by princesssarah)
    I'm starting sixth form college in September and I will soon be buying my notebooks and folders. I was just wondering if it was better to get one notebook for each subject or if I should buy one big notepad of paper and put the papers in a folder for each subject? If i was doing the second i would keep the big binders for each subject at home and just keep a plastic wallet of the current study topic in my bag to keep the weight of my bag down. What do you think? I hope I have explained this well enough but please ask if im not haha. Thank you!
    your ideas sound good. I personally took everything with me as a 'just in case' in terms of notes and kept units organised using a folder separating thing then plastic wallets per teacher class notes and per teacher hw. Last section of a folder should alway contain practice papers or other miscallaneous stuff like periodic table, conversion tabel, etc imo.
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    (Original post by princesssarah)
    I'm starting sixth form college in September and I will soon be buying my notebooks and folders. I was just wondering if it was better to get one notebook for each subject or if I should buy one big notepad of paper and put the papers in a folder for each subject? If i was doing the second i would keep the big binders for each subject at home and just keep a plastic wallet of the current study topic in my bag to keep the weight of my bag down. What do you think? I hope I have explained this well enough but please ask if im not haha. Thank you!
    I did the second option for my A Levels: Maths, Biology, Chemistry and German. However, instead of using plastic wallets, I used to keep an A4 ringbinder for the current module which we were studying, and at the end of the module I'd transfer over all of the contents from that ringbinder to a lever-arch file that I kept at home, which contained all of the course.

    Hope that made sense lol!
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    Thank you! I might buy both things so if i'm not linking the way things are going i can change it. To start with i might take everything but i will leave things at home from previous topics if i find i am not using them. I just want to see how others are doing it Thank you!!
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    I did the second option for my A Levels: Maths, Biology, Chemistry and German. However, instead of using plastic wallets, I used to keep an A4 ringbinder for the current module which we were studying, and at the end of the module I'd transfer over all of the contents from that ringbinder to a lever-arch file that I kept at home, which contained all of the course.

    Hope that made sense lol!
    Yes that makes sense that's how i meant! I think I will do it like that and change it if its not working for me. I might use thin folders for the current topic to keep down bulk in my bag but the general idea is the same, thank you!
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    I fully stand by this method:

    Just use one note pad/paper to take all of your notes in - having one for each just gets too heavy to carry daily! I like to use the pukka pads where you can move the dividers accordingly.

    Retype your notes! Every day type your notes and then after each module is over, print them out. This cuts down on SO much space when you want to bring in your previous notes.

    I like to keep typed notes in a folder with handouts, this keeps everything looking neat and safe. I then label each topic with a sticky tab of what it is and colour code for each different subject.

    This method means you're only using one folder and one note book at a time but you still have all of your subject work with you. Also, by the time you've ran out of space in your notebook for notes and you need a new notebook, everything will be typed already.

    Taking notes I find easiest to do in a black pen (boring i know) but then if you use a colour to write theorists or keywords this way the most important info will already stand out to you (I recommend you do this on the typed version too). In addition, make sure you highlight important things too. I try and keep my notes as tidy and neat as I can with plenty of space between headings and I separate bullet points to stop things from becoming cramped on the page.

    Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by caitlinfoster)
    I fully stand by this method:

    Just use one note pad/paper to take all of your notes in - having one for each just gets too heavy to carry daily! I like to use the pukka pads where you can move the dividers accordingly.

    Retype your notes! Every day type your notes and then after each module is over, print them out. This cuts down on SO much space when you want to bring in your previous notes.

    I like to keep typed notes in a folder with handouts, this keeps everything looking neat and safe. I then label each topic with a sticky tab of what it is and colour code for each different subject.

    This method means you're only using one folder and one note book at a time but you still have all of your subject work with you. Also, by the time you've ran out of space in your notebook for notes and you need a new notebook, everything will be typed already.

    Taking notes I find easiest to do in a black pen (boring i know) but then if you use a colour to write theorists or keywords this way the most important info will already stand out to you (I recommend you do this on the typed version too). In addition, make sure you highlight important things too. I try and keep my notes as tidy and neat as I can with plenty of space between headings and I separate bullet points to stop things from becoming cramped on the page.

    Hope this helps.
    Thank you for such a long detailed reply! I want as many peoples opinions as possible so I can see what I think will work best for me thank you!

    I was planning on using black pen anyway even though I know a lot of people use pencil because I like how it looks but I will be using colour as well to colour code and it helps me learn



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    Bumping this up because I'm still wanting peoples opinions and the way they do it? Ye

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