Organization tremendously helps me on a daily basis. Organizing your thoughts is something people fail to consider. This makes life effortless. The simpler, the better.
As I place the finishing touches on my Capstone Research Paper, I think of the necessary changes that need to be made to ensure what I submit is A+ worthy. Side notes that place my thoughts into categories make what is edited easier to read and fix for the final draft.
Note cards are lifesavers. Over the years repitition through writing down my key points on note cards has helped me to not only succeed, but help my mind to think when I need I depend on it most. There is something about organizing thoughts on a note card that just makes life one step more simple.