Quote from BeansMama
I use a separate binder for each class, they aren't big though. I bought dividers from staples that are numbered up to 20 or so. I placed 1-16 in my binder and put each weeks outlines, notes, case studies, etc. in under each week. We have tests every 2 weeks for each class on the previous two weeks content. It's easy for me to go back and look week by week. I place the course calendar in front clear pocket on the outside of the binder. I label the bindings with the course number, 100C, etc. I printed our 3 column outline for the course that the school uses in the binder. And I have a folder for loose papers. I also keep some loose leaf paper in there. This has helped me tremendously. We have e books so I fortunately just have to carry my iPad and the binders I need. I also have a planner to write down exams and try to organize myself for the week.
Hopes this helps! Staying organized is tough but definitely helps!
I do almost exactly this as well... It's as if you are me...
The only things I do differently are instead of having dividers for every week, I have the dividers for each test in each binder. Usually I only have 4-6 tests per class so I don't have as many tabs. Also, come test time, I know exactly was section of information I need to study. But like BeansMama said, she has tests every 2 weeks, so dividing the way she does probably works out better for her.
Also, I use to use a physical planner where I would write everything due and what needed to be read, ext., however, since I got my iPad, I find the factory calendar app is very useful. I can change things around if need be, glance at what my day, week, or month looks like at a flick of a finger, and since I sometimes read my textbooks on it, I can go back and forth to see what I have left to read with one device.