I have to admit, I just love getting school supplies. Me and the Staples clearance aisle are best buds, and when it comes to all those back-to-school sales? I don’t fall for everything, but I am a sucker for a 10 cent notebook :). It’s not all fun and games, though. As a college or graduate student, school supplies are your tools of the trade. You need a strategy to get the right tools for your budget, style, and area of study.