It’s that time of year again when students around the world are gearing up for the new school year or already in the thick of the action. Whether you’re a freshman starting high school or college, or a returning student, there are essentials every college student should have in their backpack. Here is our list of the top 10 things every college student should have in their backpack:
1. Textbooks and other course materials
Of course, this one is a given. Students should have their textbooks and any other materials required for their courses in order to be prepared and successful. Make sure you know the books and materials needed for each of your classes before the start of the school year so you’ll be ready on day one.
2. A good notebook and pens/pencils
Again, this is obvious. Students need a good quality notebook for taking notes and pens or pencils for writing and taking tests. It’s also a good idea to have a few different colored pens or highlighters to use when studying or organizing your notes.
3. A laptop or tablet
Increasingly, students are using laptops or tablets instead of traditional textbooks and notebooks. While not all classes require or even allow the use of a laptop or tablet, it’s always a good idea to have one handy for taking notes, doing research or even simply for entertainment during downtime.
4. A planner
A planner is essential for keeping track of homework, tests, and other important dates and events. There are a variety of planners available, so find the one that works best for you and be sure to use it regularly.
5. Cash and/or credit/debit card
You never know when you’ll need extra cash or when you’ll need to use your credit/debit card. Whether it’s buying lunch, shopping for textbooks, or paying for parking, it’s always good to have cash on hand.
6. A bottle of water
It’s important to stay hydrated, especially when spending long hours in class or studying. A water bottle is a great way to make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day.
7. Healthy snacks
Along with staying hydrated, it’s also important to eat healthy snacks. Having healthy snacks on hand will help you stay focused and avoid the temptation of unhealthy junk food.
8. An extra change of clothes
You never know when you might need an extra change of clothes. Whether you spill something on yourself or have to run to your next class after PE, it’s always good to have a spare shirt, pants or pair of shoes in your backpack.
9. A first aid kit
A first aid kit is always a good idea, especially if you have any allergies or health issues. Be sure to include things like bandages, gauze, antiseptic wipes, and anything else you might need.
10. A positive attitude!
Finally, remember to bring a positive attitude with you to school. Whatever challenges or obstacles you face, a positive attitude will help you get through it all.
There you have it, our top 10 things every college student should have in their backpack. Of course, there are other things that might be useful or necessary depending on your needs and circumstances. But we think this list is a good starting point for anyone preparing for the new school year. So get out there and make the most of it!
Q: What other things might be useful to have in a backpack?
A: Some other things that might be useful to have in a backpack include:
-A travel mug or thermos for hot drinks
-An umbrella or raincoat
-A sweater or jacket for when the class is cold
-A USB key to store and transport files
– A set of headphones or earphones
-A small sewing kit
-Snacks like granola bars or trail mix
– A reusable water bottle
-A mini tool kit with a flashlight, multi-tool and tape
-A small notebook to jot down ideas or to-do lists
-A deck of playing cards or other small games/activities for downtime
Q: What should I do if I forget something at home?
A: If you forget something at home, don’t panic. Chances are you can do without it or borrow it from someone else. But if it’s something essential, like a textbook or your laptop, see if you can have it delivered to you or ask a friend to bring it to you.
Q: I don’t know how to organize everything in my backpack. Advices ?
A: While there’s no one right way to organize a backpack, there are a few things you can do to make it easier. First, invest in some good quality storage containers or bags. This will help keep everything organized and easy to find. Second, designate specific areas for different types of items. For example, plan a place for your textbooks, a place for your laptop and its charger, and a place for your pens and pencils. Finally, get into the habit of regularly cleaning your backpack. This will help you avoid having too many things you don’t need or use.
Q: I’m afraid my backpack is too heavy. No advice?
A: If you’re worried that your backpack is too heavy, there are a few things you can do. First of all, try to take only the essentials with you. Second, use lightweight, easy-to-carry storage containers or bags. Third, invest in a backpack with comfortable shoulder straps and padding. Finally, make sure you don’t carry more than 10-15% of your body weight in your backpack. If it is too heavy, it can cause strain and pain.