Our work placement student Matt Cheese has some tips on getting organised and saving yourself some time
Organisation is important. You’ll hopefully be very familiar with the filing and folders system found on your computer, but if you’re struggling to find things, ensuring your filing system is well organized will help in keeping track of important documents and pieces of work.
There is lots of advice on how best to get on top of your files, whether you use OneDrive, Windows or need to tidy up your email. LinkedIn Learning provide a host of handy videos: just search for ‘organising files and folders’.
Have your folders and files properly and accurately named with consistency. It will help you manage all the different items you need to keep. Make the most of subfolders. It will enable you to quickly locate a group of items you need.
When searching online, organization is also key. Keep track of the sites you visit and the sources you access online. This will help you avoid accidentally committing plagiarism. Using bookmarks can aid in this, being able to find material and sources you have used for your assignment again will help ensure none are forgotten. All the main browsers allow you to bookmark, and we are big fans of Symbaloo in Library Services. Create mixes of your favourite pages and tuck essential things away for later.
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