Even in the year 2016, when we have all of the technology in the world right at our fingertips, the old-fashioned practice of handwriting notes in class continues to be the best method of learning. Actually writing things down on paper – not typing them, not plugging them into your iPhone, not listening to a recording or watching a video – is still the most effective way to memorize and comprehend the material.
If one of your 2017 resolutions was to be more organized, then I hope you have already made yourself a bullet journal. If you haven’t, you need to, immediately. Bullet journals (a mix of a planner, diary, and habit tracker), at least well kept ones, are the height of organization. It’s more than just a daily to-do list or a notebook to keep track of your homework – it’s a place to track every single thing you’re doing or want to do. If that sounds exhausting, it’s because it kind of is.