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University stationery? Prep?
« on: January 11, 2014, 06:50:59 pm »
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In preparation for uni, what should I be thinking of getting? Folders? Exercise books? etc. etc.?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 06:58:48 pm »
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Just posting here cos I wanna know too....

However, I think my brother gets a whole load of those spiral excercise books and like 20 packets of blue pens, but I'm guessing it depends on what you like
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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 07:09:37 pm »
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Everyone studies differently. It's honestly ok to go through the first week with just a pen and single exercise book til you figure things out.

Personally, i have a bunch of display book folders (the ones with plastic pockets). One for each subject. I usually print out my lecture notes and scribble on them during the lecture/whilst im watching the recording. You dont really need display books but some method of keeping each subject distinct is obviously best.

I dont find myself (within science anyway) with much need for exercise books. All assignments are digital, if im learning in a lecture, i just write on the lecture notes. If im in the lab, i just scribble it in the margins of my lab manual.

Don't forget you dont have to pay the outrageous university store prices for textbooks either. I highly recommend http://www.booko.com.au

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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 07:13:36 pm »
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Most people either print out the lecture notes and annotate them, or have tablets/laptops and scribble there
I'm probably the only one who does neither and uses exercise books to write notes

It all depends on how you study. As slothpomba said, just wait out the first week and see how it goes. And yes, buy your textbooks from booko, ebay and book depository, etc



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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 09:04:04 pm »
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It's honestly ok to go through the first week with just a pen and single exercise book til you figure things out.

*cough* Uh... how about your whole degree with just a pen and exercise book? Come exam period at the end of each semester, I'd just tear all the pages out and make a pile for each subject, lol.

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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 09:15:35 pm »
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When I first started Uni, I got so frustrated about the fact that nobody told us what to buy. Not even a suggestion. Waited for host week, still nothing! Apparently not an important issue.

It's up to you though, you're on your own now, bud!

Look at your subjects and think what you may like to do. If you want to take notes electronically or print off slides, don't buy lecture pads, otherwise do. Experiment around a bit with different methods during your first semester and see what works :)

But just the basics. Don't bother with binders and stuff, in my opinion.
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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 09:45:07 pm »
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I finished the whole year with a massive book and a few pens/pencils. It was a mess. Keep your notes organised. So prepare yourself accordingly.
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 10:04:54 pm »
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Well, I'm planning on getting good pens and nice looking books. But I'm mainly typing stuff on the computer but I guess I'll have a spare notebook since it's easier than using a loose leaf.

I'm planning on having a binder for a each subject-- this is where I put my lecture notes, assignments etc or whatever for that subject but I'm thinking of having a summary notes binder where I summarise all my notes and make tables and stuff (ie. proper notes, well for me it is) in that folder. So notes from tuts and stuff could probably go in my lecture notes binder and notes summarising what I learnt from Week One, Fortnight One, End of Month or End of Semester will go in my summary notes binder.

I'm not sure if that makes sense but here's just what I want to buy since I'm a stationery hoarder. Here's what I'm buying tomorrow before all the stock runs out:

* Highlighters x 2 sets (because I always run out).
* Sticky tabs
* Sticky note pads
* Pens - black, blue & red (buy some good ones! They can motivate you ahah)
* Clips
* Stapler
* Plastic pockets
* Pencils (if you need to depending on what course you're doing)
* Sticky tape
* Blu tack (It may come in handy one day)
* Binders x 2 per subject, depends on how you go, I guess. (One for lecture, one for summary)
* Folders (So if you're feeling lazy to organise something you just put it here temporarily until you have time to organise the info)
* Contact paper (To wrap your textbooks)
* Notebook - 5 subject or if you tend to use up lots of room, just stick with single notebooks.

I think that's it for now as I've yet to finalise this list.
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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 10:15:21 pm »
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Well, I'm planning on getting good pens and nice looking books. But I'm mainly typing stuff on the computer but I guess I'll have a spare notebook since it's easier than using a loose leaf.

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* Highlighters x 2 sets (because I always run out).
* Sticky tabs
* Sticky note pads
* Pens - black, blue & red (buy some good ones! They can motivate you ahah)
* Clips
* Stapler
* Plastic pockets
* Pencils (if you need to depending on what course you're doing)
* Sticky tape
* Blu tack (It may come in handy one day)
* Binders x 2 per subject, depends on how you go, I guess. (One for lecture, one for summary)
* Folders (So if you're feeling lazy to organise something you just put it here temporarily until you have time to organise the info)
* Contact paper (To wrap your textbooks)
* Notebook - 5 subject or if you tend to use up lots of room, just stick with single notebooks.

I think that's it for now as I've yet to finalise this list.

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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 10:23:22 pm »
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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2014, 10:26:10 pm »
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Wrapping up textbooks in contact paper is a good idea, keep up the resell value

However, its probably not necessary to drag along bulky textbooks to uni - there will be plenty of copies in the library that you can borrow for the day, or even overnight



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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2014, 10:29:07 pm »
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What I do:

Read lecture notes on my laptop as much as I can (like literally when sitting at home doing nothing)
Kill a small tree everytime an exam comes up for prac exams and tutorials I didn't go to in the semester.

Works well for me I reckon. Maybe not for Bio students who have so much shiz to remember.
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2014, 10:31:55 pm »
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Re: University stationery? Prep?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 10:32:44 pm »
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What I do:

Read lecture notes on my laptop as much as I can (like literally when sitting at home doing nothing)
Kill a small tree everytime an exam comes up for prac exams and tutorials I didn't go to in the semester.

Works well for me I reckon. Maybe not for Bio students who have so much shiz to remember.
This is my strategy as well. I have a bunch of a4 papers. They are so good for studying/problem solving. Things get messy but that's another story.
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014, 10:34:27 pm »
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What I do:

Read lecture notes on my laptop as much as I can (like literally when sitting at home doing nothing)
Kill a small tree everytime an exam comes up for prac exams and tutorials I didn't go to in the semester.

Works well for me I reckon. Maybe not for Bio students who have so much shiz to remember.

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To add though as well, and as a biol student: people always made sure that they had some record of notes, either typed or on the slides, or handwritten. The problem with is like Hancock said, there's just so much crap to remember. Biology isn't conceptually difficult, so I don't really think there's a huge benefit in trying to "soak it in". Just write like crazy and don't fall asleep, and all will be hunky dory (Y)
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