We can make you squirm in your seat with two words.. un-arranged resources. At some point in your life, you must have found yourself sitting on the floor, drowning in documents and sheets of paper. The outcome, usually.. is not ideal, my scrounge always ends in an argument with whoever is at closest proximity.
So what is your next best bet? Digitize your study material and other resources in a fashion that makes it easy to access, share and review. We’ve got a step by step process, to make this a little easier on you.
5 steps to clear the clutter:
Start by sorting the study material in a logical order that suits you best. My personal preference would be, segregating notes for different subjects, and further placing them under lessons, for the particular heading.
Scan your notes, and create files for each subject, which may seem a little tedious, but the future you will be pleased that you put in the effort. You can also convert the scanned PDF’s into text documents that can be edited with the help of an OCR (optical character recognition). There are several software to pick from, Online OCR is an easy to use solution, and the best part is, it is free!
Elaborate your notes into visual data! Statistics and numbers can be converted into pie charts and bar graphs. Where as, text heavy content can be depicted in colorful reports and flow charts. It is a well known fact that retaining information is easier when depicted visually.
Upload your documents on a cloud based server, this allows you easy access and review. Choose a platform that gives you the flexibility of sharing your documents on access permission basis. Check Reportcard, which is an end to end ERP software, specially designed for academies. You can also allow other staff members and students to collaborate on these resources, which will make your repository of notes, extremely rich.
Aid your content with tutorials and lectures available on the web. Youtube is becoming an increasingly popular platform, where experts compare their notes about various subjects. Channels like Khan Academy and Byju’s will aid your resources and make learning fun!
Bite the bullet, and thank us for the saved time and effort, later!
TL;DR: Sort – Scan – Elaborate data, digitally. – Upload, Share and Collaborate. – Make use of the existing content online. – Enjoy a coffee in the time you saved.