I make lists all the time. What I need from the grocery store, who to invite to dinner for a friend’s birthday, the homework I need to do this weekend, my goals for my student organization’s charity auction—all of these things and more make it onto my lists.
Whether you are in high school or college, lists can be your friend, provided you have them at the ready, and work toward crossing things off. Lists are key to achieving college success and high school success. Here are some ways to keep a list:
- Pocket/purse sized notebook
- App on your smart phone
- Scraps of paper you always have in your pocket
- Sticky notes
- Notes stored on your computer
Of course there are more ways to keep lists, but you get my drift. Now think what kinds of things you need to put on your list and get going! Make a list of colleges and universities you would like to get more information about, of goals for your summer internship, of things to add to your resume, or application deadlines.
Do you need help coming up with ideas for your list? Making College Count is a perfect place to start. It is filled with great advice for college and can help you developing goals and good habits that will help you achieve college success. With your list in hand, you are now organized and ready to tackle your tasks.