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5 Ways to Succeed in College

5 Ways to Succeed in College

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 05 Sep 2013

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 05 Sep 2013

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This is a contributed post by Student Ambassador, Megan Cotter.

Whether you’re just starting college or heading back, you’ll need to keep track of a lot — from papers to class schedules, to living with a new set of people, all on your own. Thankfully, Evernote can make college life much easier. Here are a few tips for using Evernote to stay on top of academic and extra-curricular activities.

  1. Reminders. Use the new Reminders feature to set up a ‘homework’ notebook. Create a New Note for each assignment and make sure to set a Reminder so you remember to complete it on time.
  2. Share shopping lists with roommates. If you’re getting ready to move in with roommates, set up a shared list so you all know what everyone already has. That way, you won’t end up buying multiple things. Drop a note with the checklist into a notebook, then share it with roommates. If you’re a Premium user, you can give your roommates rights to modify the list.
  3. Keep notes organized and searchable. Each class is going to come with a lot of notes. Take them in Evernote so you can easily search them all when you go to write your next paper.
  4. New to school? Use Skitch to mark your classes on a campus map. Insert it into a note with your schedule so you always know where you’re supposed to be.
  5. Evernote Web Clipper. Make sure you use the Web Clipper to store all of your research for papers, inspiration for dorm decoration, and anything else that you want to keep hold of!

How do you plan to use Evernote for college?

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  • Tech

    I agree, I use Clear which is pretty basic, but I like the simplicity, I wish it could integrate with Evernote, or Evernote made a similar product.

  • Stuart Bradford

    Hey I do something which I think will work for youin that way.
    I create a note called “to do list” you can add tick boxes next to each to do you can also link other evernotes to the tick boxes.

  • Kelly Comiskey

    Could you just use reminders for this? I use a combo of reminders and checkboxes. If the note has a lot of todos associated with it, I actually edit the notes themselves to include a list of items with checkboxes that I highlight and then add a reminder. Note the reminder list only shows in certain views.

  • Peter Lepherd

    Donnie – I’ve only just seen your post but made a blog post and video of my own on this topic recently. It’s all in the setup of your tags. Use mine as a guide but I typically overcomplicate things to start with (including nested tags). See http://peterlepherd.com/student-workflow-evernote-search-changed-everything-video/
    It really is easy to use the tags system, changing the status of any one note as things change and have simple searches sort all your notes for you.

  • Peter Lepherd

    Donnie – I’ve only just seen your post but made a blog post and video of my own on this topic recently. It’s all in the setup of your tags. Use mine as a guide but I typically overcomplicate things to start with (including nested tags). See http://peterlepherd.com/student-workflow-evernote-search-changed-everything-video/
    It really is easy to use the tags system, changing the status of any one note as things change and have simple searches sort all your notes for you.

  • Marie Belcher

    I love Evernote. I’ve used it since I started university two years ago. I just feel like I would use it so much more if I were able to record my lecture notes WHILST I annotate a pdf with skitch. It seems daft to me that starting one ends the other! Other apps, particularly on Notability on ios and LectureNotes on android have this feature and I would love to see it here.

  • Marie Belcher

    I love Evernote. I’ve used it since I started university two years ago. I just feel like I would use it so much more if I were able to record my lecture notes WHILST I annotate a pdf with skitch. It seems daft to me that starting one ends the other! Other apps, particularly on Notability on ios and LectureNotes on android have this feature and I would love to see it here.