Try to associate the color or the
picture on the notebook with each class to make it easier
to find. For example, get a green notebook for science because
plants are green, and get a red notebook for math because
you hate math and you see red when you think of math. Or,
get a notebook with a picture of a beach scene and use that
for English because you like to read books when you go to
Try to buy notebooks that have pockets
in the front and back.
Write the name of the subject in
very large letters on the front and back of each notebook.
divide each notebook into sections.
Have a section for notes and another for homework assignments.
In the section on assignments, list the materials you will
need to bring home.
Make sure that you get a notebook with pockets so that
you can put loose leaf paper in it and use it to store handouts
from the teacher.
eed to update your notebook daily.
Date all sections every time you
write in your notebook.
As you complete things in the homework
section, check them off or cross them out to show that these
Go through your pockets daily and
clean out any loose-leaf papers that you no longer need. Make
sure to hand in any worksheets that you may have in the pockets
of your notebook.
buy a new notebook IMMEDIATELY if you lose one.
If you lose one of your notebooks,
buy a new one with the same color or picture as the notebook
Replace the notes that were in the
lost notebook by getting them from a friend or asking the
teacher for help.
Replace any worksheets, handouts
or assignments by asking your teacher for copies.