Since school started on Monday, I thought it would be appropriate to start some sort of a school series. First up, what to bring (a "what's in my bag: school edition" if you will...).
Basics are always a great place to start. Pencils, pens, notebooks, folders, and binders are a must. I personally like individual folders and one subject notebooks. I like to keep a binder or two around for extra note space.
Pencil sharpeners are always nice to have since most college classrooms don't have a sharpener in them.
And now for the optional things: makeup! Lip balm is always a must. (Who likes having dry lips?) I think I have a tube of lip balm in almost every bag I own just to be prepared. I usually forget to reapply lip gloss or lip stick, but I carry whatever I'm wearing that day in case I remember. If the color needs to be precise, I carry a mini mirror. Or, you can always just go reapply in a bathroom...
Having a hand sanitizer is also a good idea..
I need to follow my advice on this, but if you have time between class and tend to go shiny throughout the day, you can bring powder and a brush (or to save space, use the one included).
Finally, all the important little things: a water/drink, a little snack (like a granola bar), some money, any keys you need, your I.D., and if you have one, bring a book you're currently reading/kindle/ipad/etc. You never know when you'll have spare time (or just need a break from studying between classes). Always double, even triple check that you always have these things on you. I've forgotten my room key enough to be paranoid about it..
I think I have the bases covered, but is there anything that I've missed?