Practical Skills for Pre-School

Practical Skills for Primary School

Practical Skills for Secondary School

Practical Skills in FE and University


Practical Skills for FE and University

Organising your workspace

  • Clear and sort out paperwork and other items into colour-coded or clearly labelled files and folders.
  • File lecture notes in the correct file as soon as you get home.
  • Label filing drawers using colour codes, pictures or large print.
  • Keep drawers tidy and sort similar items together.
  • Clearly mark drawers in terms of what is to be kept in each.
  • Use a pin board near your workstation to hold important information.
  • Use a wall planner in addition to a diary, or put all your diary and timetable into Microsoft Outlook and link this to your mobile phone or Blackberry/i-Phone
  • File appropriately information to be kept, and discard outdated/ irrelevant information.  Have ‘in’ and ‘out’ trays as well as a large bin so that you can sort as you go.
  • Ask others if you are not sure what should be kept.
  • Buy additional storage facilities as you need them, including desk and drawer tidies.
  • Use see-through containers or clear files to store documents with colour-coded labels or use clearly labelled coloured files for different modules and projects.
  • Use transparent pencil cases and purses to allow you to see the contents easily.
  • Set up different folders for different modules on your computer desktop rather than having lots of individual documents cluttering up the space.