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10 School Items You Need For the Second Semester

Jul 6, 2020 6:35:16 PM


A brand new semester calls for new school supplies! It’s time to replace old and worn-out items from the last sem for a fresh start!

Here are some of the necessary items you need to add to your to-buy checklist this month:


#1  Index cards


Index Card 50s 3×5 Rbs
PHP 17.75, National Bookstore Online

Aside from filling these out with personal information for the professor’s reference, index cards can also be used for making handy reviewers or cue cards for presentations.

They come in different colors and sizes to suit different needs or to help you organize according to different subjects! 


#2  Highlighter



Stabilo Pastel Highlighter REG 70/144 Milky Yellow

PHP 36.75, National Bookstore Online

Some people need more than one color of highlighter to color-code their notes. It is also used in marking important information from your reference book.

You can choose among Stabilo’s many shades of neon or pastel!


#3  Calculator



Canon Scientific Calculator F715s
PHP 594, National Bookstore Online

If calculators were not allowed in elementary and high school, it will be your best friend in college especially if you have subjects that deal with computations and formulas.


#4  Mini stapler



Axis Stapler Soft Touch No.35 Axstapler02 10sheets 
PHP 72, National Bookstore Online

This is a very important tool that comes in handy especially if you always have photocopies of reference materials.

It also helps keeping small papers organized and intact so you won’t lose them.


#5  Planner



Kikki K Planner Pad 11069601 Multi A4 Weekly Planner Your Story
PHP 1,099, National Bookstore Online

It is important to organize your schedule and take note of your classes, org meetings, deadlines, and events you’re required to attend.

Mark the dates and plan ahead so that you wouldn’t miss anything!


#6  Sticky notes


Kikki K Sticky Note Set 10954601 Multi Adhesive Note Set Inspiration
PHP 386, National Bookstore Online

For reminders, short notes, page markers and other details that need your attention, choose the bright neon sticky notes.

You can stick them anywhere such as in your notebooks, on your books, on the desk, on your computer screen, even on the fridge!


#7  Pens



Dong-a Gel Pen Reg My Gel Black 0.7
PHP 23.75, National Bookstore Online

There are different types of pens and inks. Choose the ones which inspire you to write more or those that are compatible with your notebooks.


#8  Binder notebooks



Cattleya Notebook Refill #cfns 685 5s Neon Colored
PHP 66.75, National Bookstore Online

To avoid bulky bags, some students prefer to have a binder notebook where the space is divided into 10 thin fillers.

You just have to dedicate one for each subject, and when you have consumed all of it, you can easily replace it with a new set. Prepare to have extra fillers, just in case!


#9  Bond paper



Best Buy Best Value Copy Paper S 80gsm
PHP 248, National Bookstore Online


Depending on the need, you should have different sizes of bond papers such as letter, legal, and A4 sizes.

You might be required to print or photocopy something and it’s best to be prepared.


#10  Yellow pad



Best Buy Yellow Pad 80s W/plastic 80/bx
PHP 49, National Bookstore Online

White intermediate pad papers were a must-have in high school or even elementary school. In college, the long yellow pad is the thing to use for those pop quizzes and essays. Make sure to bring extra sheets for your classmates! 

 These are just some of the school supply essentials you can buy in bulk online or from your favorite bookstore. Also check your course syllabus to see if there are specific items per subject that you would need for the next few months.

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