Your College Backpack - What is in it?

Backpack and cat by Katy Brady on Flickr.

I was inspired to write this posting by a recent Squidoo lens called Essential Items for Your College Backpack by kburns421 on Squidoo.

She lists many things to carry in your backpack, including a computer if your teacher allows one in class.

She also suggests carrying personal items, books, snacks, and more.

I think her list is great.

My favorites she mentions are a thumb drive, tissues, phone, credit card, cash, keys, and ID, which she lists first.

I would also bring a notebook with PLENTY of paper in it. There were many times that other students would forget their paper, and I would be able to share too.

I loved the campus map idea on her page too.

I used to bring many of the things on her list. It was easy for me to remember to bring some of these things in my backpack sometimes because when I was a nontraditional student, I used to stash my purse inside my backpack.

Talking about backpacks, I noticed that some other nontraditional  students had rolling backpacks. I bet these helped their backs! I had a traditional backpack with nice padded straps, which also helped.

Back to items to put in a backpack, I would add a small portable Calendar to my required backpack items, too.

What is YOUR must-haves for your backpack? Leave a comment and share them!

Current and Former Nontraditional Student

Former: Education (English and Allied Arts)
Current: Learning Online (SEO and blogging, website-making) and Offline (Art)

And here are some more Nontrad links: 

The Nontrad site and blog

Join Nontrads on Facebook

Nontrads on Yahoo

Nontrads on Twitter 

And here are some of my Squidoo pages:

Free Scholarship Search Sites

What is a Nontrad?

How to Make Friends as a Nontraditional Student

Students with Disabilities CAN Succeed in School

See you next posting! And thanks for stopping by. :-)