If you are wondering what your tuition is paying for at the university, well, it pays for supplies, transportation, professors’ salaries, etc. However, one thing that probably isn’t included in your tuition is assistance with your student life. So how are you supposed to find out things like “where is the nearest stationery store?” or “which bar has the lowest prices on beer?” all of these questions and more are constantly running through your head, but not to worry. Today I’m going to give you a few tips from education experts like Victor Restis on making your student life easier.
- Have The Right Supplies
Having the right supplies is key in making your student life much more manageable. If you don’t have these basic products, then I would advise you go out and get them, so you don’t waste time looking for them at numerous stores. These products are very inexpensive, so there is no need to worry about spending too much money.
The only tools that every student needs in their arsenal are a pencil, eraser, ruler, and pen (or highlighter). You can’t do any work without a pencil, and yet every student loses at least 2-3 pencils per semester. This is why you should always buy an extra one (just don’t take the extras from the campus library).
The eraser will be your best friend if you aren’t very skilled with a pencil. Trust me. There will be lots of times when you make mistakes.
The ruler is an important tool if you are doing any type of math or drawing work. I’d recommend buying a small one because it’s easier to bring to class and also doesn’t take up much space in your bag.
Last but not least, a pen or a highlighter. These are just as important as the first two, but I’d recommend that you buy two highlighters instead of a pen and a pencil because they’re cheaper and generally easier to find at stores.
- Have The Right Backpack
You might be thinking, “what makes a good backpack?” Well, first of all, you should look at the size. Find out how many books you will need to be able to fit in there each day. I’d recommend at least 3-4.
The next thing you should look at is the straps, make sure that it’s not huge and doesn’t take up too much space, but at the same time, you don’t want to go out and buy a backpack that is way too small.
The last thing I would recommend checking for in a backpack is how many pockets there are again. This depends on your daily routine because some people like to carry a lot of products with them and others not so much.
- Save Money Through Group Buying
Do you want to buy a new computer, a new cellphone, or do some traveling? If the answer is yes, then I would recommend that you join an online group buying site in your free time, this way, if they have any discounts or special offers, you can be sure to take advantage of them and save a lot of money. I’d recommend that you join at least three group buying sites in order to get the most out of it.