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I find that I do not have enough time to do my school homework. Self-improvement issues aside, one way is to minimise wastage of time, one aspect of it comes from transport which takes up 2h back and forth in a day.

I have been doing written assignments on this kind of clipboard currently(back view)

this which at the start only holds a pencil and eraser. However after some time I realised I need more stationeries like highlighter of different colours, pens of different colours to annotate notes, or even an extension to put a phone so that I can do some handwritten notes while watching a webcast. Most of the time I would be standing due to peak hour traffic and lack of seats.

I have considered things like this but I don't really know if they can solve my problem, worth my time finding one due to lack of availability and worth my money(costs $37 here)

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It seems like a substitute for a bag directly for the clipboard, but seems too bulky(equivalent to the size of 2 A4 sheets side by side) and only suitable only when there's a surface to rest the entire structure on, like a table. In the standing position I definitely need a left hand to support it, and a bigger file holder like this will only make the tasks harder.

Can anyone think of a cost effective solution to my problem?

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You probably need a clipboard with storage. An example on Amazon. If that's not feasible, you can use a pouch to hold different stationery items and carry along your clipboard.

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All the things you mentioned you want to do, you can use your phone to do them (since you have one). It's just a matter of finding the suitable applications. Later you can print your work out if you need to.

  • I think if the work is something like doing math sums, it's a bit hard to do it on phone with a lack of support for math symbols. Written assignments are not limited to essays only. – Prashin Jeevaganth Sep 28 '18 at 9:37

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