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7 Useful Tips All College Kids Need To Try This Week

Start the semester off right.

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1. Set a picture of your new class schedule and locations as your lock screen.

You'll have it memorized in no time.
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You'll have it memorized in no time.

2. Stop spending so much on textbooks.

Tons of textbooks are available free online. Search "filetype:pdf" followed by the book's name and/or author. If that doesn't work, try these websites: Gutenberg.org, Ebookee.org, Bookboon.com, and oerconsortium.org. (Got another source? Share it in the comments!)And if THAT doesn't work, see if your library has a copy or split the cost with a classmate.
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Tons of textbooks are available free online. Search "filetype:pdf" followed by the book's name and/or author.

If that doesn't work, try these websites: Gutenberg.org, Ebookee.org, Bookboon.com, and oerconsortium.org. (Got another source? Share it in the comments!)

And if THAT doesn't work, see if your library has a copy or split the cost with a classmate.

3. Make overnight oats, AKA the easiest/tastiest/cheapest/healthiest dorm breakfast ever.

Mix equal parts milk and oats*, top with all your faves, then let it soak overnight. It'll be ready to grab and go for your morning class. Check out these recipes for inspiration.*(steal them from the dining hall, obviously)
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Mix equal parts milk and oats*, top with all your faves, then let it soak overnight. It'll be ready to grab and go for your morning class. Check out these recipes for inspiration.

*(steal them from the dining hall, obviously)

4. Post-winter-break dorm smell? Pop a window and stick a few dryer sheets on a fan.

5. Stop procrastination before it starts with SelfControl.

It's a free app that blocks you from distracting websites for a pre-set amount of time.
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It's a free app that blocks you from distracting websites for a pre-set amount of time.

6. Personalize your charger so you never mix yours up with your roommate's again.

If you don't have washi tape, a coat of nail polish works too.
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If you don't have washi tape, a coat of nail polish works too.

7. And bookmark this guide to getting the most out of your student discount.

Especially since you already saved so much on textbooks.
Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed Life

Especially since you already saved so much on textbooks.

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