If you are anything like me, you will have rolls and rolls of washi tape collected. I purchased these to help me organise my notes, notebooks and life in general in a fun and colourful way. In this series, I share with you how I’ve put them to use.
I study a lot more effectively when I can scribble, highlight on my notes, so I typically print out all of my notes to study with. When I’m studying with a large volume of lecture notes and want to link notes on the same topic, I find it really messy trying to flag all of the pages with information on a particular topic, and equally difficult to find.
Instead of using flags, I use washi tape to link these notes, which makes it easy (for me at least) to find all of the relevant information on a particular subject. Its also easy to find on the page either by highlighting or including washi on the page where the information is located.
Since my printer is not as technologically advanced, I can only print one sided, which is actually handy for the way that I annotate and organise my notes. I use the blank side to make notes and mark the annotation of interest and its relevance to my work, which makes it really easy to skim through all of the relevant tags and find the note of interest.
A note on Washi: For this purpose, I’ve found its much easier to use washi tape that is roughly composed of the same colour/s and reasonably opaque. This makes it much easier to find in a stack of paper. The pink washi here is a better choice than the purple and blue flowers and will be easier to find in a stack of notes.