Thursday, December 25, 2014

How I Organize My Agenda For College

Like I said many times before, I like to keep things simple.  Most people color coordinate or commit to other bizarre plans for their planners, however, I find this to be a huge hassle.  It's rarely the case where I'll find myself actually following the system.  It's just too hard: carrying around all the different colored pens, keeping track of what colors what, etc. etc.  You get the point.  College is much more simpler than high school.  In the sense that you have less classes and "less" homework.  Here's what I did:


I will always take out my planner at the beginning of class, flip to the date and leave it out until the teacher tells us about any upcoming homework assignments.  What I found to be the best method was to simply write my assignments with whatever utensil I had.   
CAUTION: Do not fall into the hands of writing the assignment on a random piece of paper or on your hand.  We've all done this before and what happens?  You wash your hand or you forget what paper you wrote the assignment on.  Just another added stress to your work load and trust me, you don't want it.


Usually, however, college professors are highly organized people who set dates for their homework assignments, test and midterm before class even starts.  They'll usually post a copy of this syllabus and I would take this and transfer all the information (homework, assignments, study groups, midterms and tests) into my planner.  
On the weekly layout page I would write down every homework assignment or test/midterm under the date.  On the month layout page, I would write down only midterms/test along with my 7-day study action plan (check out my previous post).


Everyday when I settle down to do my homework, I will open my planner and look at the next day and see what's due and start working on this or that assignment.  Crossing off the list as I finished.


For social events or things that need to a more urgent notice I would simply bold my handwriting.

I found that this method works great because it was super simple and easy to follow through. It gave all the information I needed without being time consuming or being a hassle to deal with.  Give this method a try and let me know how it works out for you.


1 comment:

  1. Awesome post! Love being organized!



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