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Jackrabbit Binder Contents

 Suggested Binder Contents

• Good quality, 3-ring binder, two or three inches.

• Five to six colored dividers with tabs to separate each academic class including a section for College/Career Goals

• Zipper pouch to store supplies

• Two or more pens

• Two or more sharpened pencils

• Two or more sharpened pencils

• Filler paper (some notebook paper is now available in Cornell note style)

• Assignment calendar for each academic class

• Cornell note paper

• Erasers

• Highlighters

• One or two trapper pouches (for paper without holes)

Other Supplies Worth Having:

• Notebook dictionary and/or thesaurus

• Calculator

• Six-inch ruler

• Tips on note-taking and test-taking skills, tutorial guidelines, and other study strategy sheets

• Sample of note-taking in specific subjects


Binder Sections

The binder should include one section for each Core Academic Class: Math, Science, English, World Language, and Social Studies.

In addition, there should be one section for College/Career Goals. This is where you will keep any information from Counseling or your teachers regarding College/Career related topics. Ideas for what to include in this section are as follows:

4 year plan, career research, scholarship information, and college readiness timelines.

Each Core Academic section in the binder should have these parts in this order:

A. Divider (labeled by subject name)

B. Calendar/assignment log

C. Current Cornell notes

D. Handouts

E. Tests

F. Older notes and homework 


Why THIS Binder?

"Early in my career I felt that organization would destroy my creativity. Whereas now, I feel the
opposite. Discipline is the foundation that allows you to be creative."

- Verna Gibson


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