Getting the Gear
Making sure you have all the equipment you need
when you need it.
It is so important that you have all
the necessary materials at your
fingertips when you study. This
will avoid the need to stop and
‘go find’ the things you need. By
stopping you break the flow of
concentration and this causes
frustration if you cannot complete
your task because you don’t have
the ‘right tools’ for the job.
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Get the gear you need
Make sure you have all the things
you need to support your
• Thumb drive or SD card to
• External hard drive.
• Printer ink cartridges when
the ink runs out (this usually
happens when you have an
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If you are getting into technology…..
Make sure you have all
the equipment you need
for homework, revision
and exam preparation in
your study area at home.
Keep your bag free from
‘old lunches’, smelly
socks and anything else
you don’t need for
school that day.
Keep your locker neat and
orderly and clean it out on a
regular basis. Only keep in it
what you need for school.
Put a copy of your timetable
on the inside of the door.
Getting equipped – home – bag - locker
HOME BAG LOCKER
If you are able to buy two of
everything then you can leave one set
of equipment at school and one at
There is nothing worse than getting to
school and realising that you left what
you needed at home and vice versa.
If you cannot have two sets, make
your pencil case a priority when you
check off what you need to bring to
school or take home.
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Duplicate if you can
Buying files for each of your subjects is very
useful especially when it comes to revision
If you have categorised and labeled your
notes well, this will be a great start to your
If you use you computer to store your notes
electronically the same principles apply.
Make sure you label your folders effectively so
you can easily locate the necessary notes.
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Files and storage
•English, Maths, Social Studies, History, Physics
Unit Folder (e.g. for Social Studies)
•Ancient Civilizations, Law and Government, etc.)
Topic Folder (e.g. Ancient Civilzations)
•Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, the Aztecs etc.)
File name may look like this:
Social Studies / Ancient Civilzations /
Ancient Egypt / Lifestyle
Make sure you label
your electronic files
clearly so you can
find your notes again
when it comes
Use this as a guide.
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If you can become organised in
the way you set up you home
study, locker and school bag,
you will be amazed at how
much easier you will be able to
study and “get the job done’
when it comes to assignments,
research and revision.
Your parents and teachers will
be impressed as well
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One of the keys to success….