|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. :-)