Your time as an undergraduate taught you how to study, while balancing a social life, part-time job, and extracurricular activities. Graduate school teaches you how to further your career through education. Whether you are transitioning straight from an undergraduate program to a graduate one, or you are starting school again after a long hiatus, you may need a refresher on your school supply needs.
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Compose a list of all your basic school supplies: pens, pencils, paper, folders, and etc. Buy your pen and pencil supplies in bulk. Amazon is a great place for bulk supplies, e.g, as of 2017, a 144 box of pens sells for only $12 on the ecommerce giant.
For notebooks, invest in a couple five-subjects notebooks. They are a little more expensive than buying individual ones, but they save space and keep you organized. All your course notes are kept in one notebook with separating tabs or covers.
Buy a binder for every subject: ones that have pockets and spiral rings. Label the binders with easy to remove tape, so that you can recycle them for next semester. Include highlighters, staplers, paperclips, hole-puncher, and sticky notes on your final school supply list. Also include a planner to stay on top of appointments and assignments. A refillable water bottle is also a university requirement.
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