Organize your study area. Keep common school supplies easily accessible. Necessities include: pencils, pens, lined paper, plain paper, ruler, sissors, glue stick, and dictionary. Other helpful supplies include: graph paper, highlighters, stapler, hole punch, paper clips, report covers, colored pens, markers, or pencils. Serious organizers will include: a thesaurus, file folders, ring binders, dividers, and a three hole punch.