OH--and backup printer cartridges, black and color if applicable
I second most of what's been said. Having a back up system for your computer is an absolute necessity. This is said over and over again; yet no matter how many times a classmate loses half a semester of notes and information, it will inevitably happen again to someone else. And again. And again. People never seem to learn.That aside, I used a ton of highlighters, pens (get different colors for editing your work), legal pads, etc. Aside from the basic stuff, I had a good supply of binder clips, and found myself using them fairly often. A travel mouse is nice if you hate using a trackpad. And a decent planner is a necessity, IMO.
I used MS Outlook for things like bills or anything that has an extremely important deadline. I need the constant pop up reminders.Otherwise, I like having a physical planner to use. I like having something I can just pull out and write in, as opposed to waiting for my laptop to start to put a meeting date in.I think as long as you have some sort of organizational system to keep aware of what you need to get done when, you'll be ok. I know a few people that went out and got the cell phone/computer/planner things, and they seem to like that. (sidekicks or whatever they are now. I don't keep up)
The dual system is SO annoying. I had it going for a while, and it sucked big time. Outlook either becomes redundant or useless. The point of outlook is to simplify, not to complicate.The solution is a PDA or phone that syncs with outlook. I have the MDA, and it's fantastic.
Quote from: greengrl on July 15, 2006, 11:13:48 AMOH--and backup printer cartridges, black and color if applicableThank you for reminding me of this. One question: Did you spring ofr a Laser Printer? I have a really, really good Canon inkjet that I do not want to replace (you really can't tell it isn't laser)Oingo