It’s almost that time!!! My grad school orientation starts in almost a week and I’ve got a lot to do before then! One of those things is getting my school supplies and making sure I’m all set for grad school. One of my fellow SLP friends Tara asked if I was writing a post about what I planned to get for grad school. So here we are! Hopefully y’all find this interesting. Let me know what you typically get for school in the comments!
Obviously, but I had to mention it! I got all of mine from Chegg and Amazon. I’m renting all of them but 2 and I’m only buying them because it was cheaper. My total came up to about $250 for 7 books for fall semester.
Notebooks, binders, and folders.
I haven’t decided what my method for keeping track of my classes will be yet but I know I’ll be designating a notebook and/or binder for each class! I want to do my best to keep things organized really well so I can study efficiently for the Praxis. That’s also why I’m getting folders! I tend to reuse binders from semester to semester so I’ll be transferring everything over to a designated folder so I don’t lose anything!
If you guys haven’t read my planner post yet, be sure to check it out! I’ll be going with the Mia Ellsworth Co planner this year and I’m SO excited. It’s super functional and exactly what I’m going to need for this year! Definitely writing a post on what it looks like/how I use it in the near future!
A laminator and laminating sheets.
(Check) I already bought this during the Amazon Prime sale and although I haven’t used it yet I can already tell it’s going to come in handy!
I bought a big pack of these at Target a few weeks ago so I could protect the important handouts/charts I’ll need for school!
Clinic appropriate clothing.
I bought a good amount of stuff this summer when there were sales and whatnot and I’m working on a post to show you the types of clothes I wear/love most when it comes to dressing nice for clinic! I’m ALL about being comfy but still looking cute.
A backpack or tote.
Maybe you saw my poll on Twitter but I’m looking for a new backpack. One that isn’t super heavy, is commuter friendly, and has a special pocket for my Macbook. I’ve been looking at North Face backpacks but I’m not sure if I like that it looks so outdoorsy. I don’t need 8000 buckles and straps, ya know? Just two shoulder straps would suffice!
Including: pens, highlighters, post it notes, page flags, index cards etc.
Good lunch bag and water bottle.
Really want a good, insulated lunch bag that’s a decent size. Since I’m commuting I want to make sure there’s room for plenty of snacks! And I’m also looking for a bigger insulated water bottle since my S’well is pretty small.
Clipboard with storage.
(Check) Was gifted with a really cute clip board from my NSSLHA buddies when I graduated in May. Definitely will be using it lots this year!
(Maybe) This is something I’ll be looking into after I start!
Have you gone back to school shopping yet? What did you pick up? Lmk in the comments!