If you’re going to college soon, you might feel a bit nervous, anxious, and scared about what it will mean. You have to meet new people, don’t really know what the work will be like, and you’re no longer under the constraints you were in High School. To limit some of your fear, however, it will be important for you to be well equipped for your classes. The following is a list of helpful supplies that will help you do well in your college classes and succeed in college!
1) A Good Backpack
A good backpack should be able to carry a handful of books, a laptop, and some pens/pencils. Although that’s the necessary things it should do, an even better backpack should have compartments where you can put a wallet, possibly a phone, and even carry a water bottle or other type of drink. Don’t worry though, you shouldn’t have to pay a ton of money for a reliable backpack like this. I have used the same backpack (and didn’t pay much for it) for all of my four years of College and it has been a lifesaver, especially since I commute!
2) A Lunch Box
If you commute this is a necessity; if you live on-campus, it can still be extremely helpful. In both cases, there will be times where you need a snack or drink while your in class, and if you have a lunch box you’ll have easy access to all of that! Sure, you might think other people are judging you for carrying around a lunch box, but remember–you have food! While they have to constantly spend money on overpriced chips and soda at the vending machines, you’ll have your own stash with you at all times. Plus, it can help you have healthier snacks!
3) A Laptop
Most college students understand that a laptop is a pretty big necessity for College, but I rarely see students utilize them as much as they could. Unless your professors strictly forbid the use of laptops in classes, you can bring yours in and take notes on it–or even record the entire lecture if there is some type of recording device built into your laptop. If you purchased money on a laptop for college, be sure to use it as much as possible!
4) Highlighters, Pens, Sticky Notes, Etc.
Buy enough of these materials, but not too much–they should last you a long time if you keep good care of them and don’t lose them. Your backpack should have a place to carry a handful of pens, pencils, highlighters, and even sticky notes. This way you’ll always be well-prepared in case you need them!