One math test. Three projects. Four Presentations. Two homework assignments. How are we supposed to keep up?
A planner or Agenda, is one way to keep track of all the things we need to do in one place. Plenty of stores sell them but I have found that the nice ones are extremely expensive. The only reasonably priced planners are usually only one or two colors. It may be boring but it gets the job done. But who says that planners have to be boring? I, for one, would rather look forward to my planner.
The good thing about this D.I.Y is that it is completely unique to you. You can make it as simple or complex as you want.
I have come up with a way to personalize and create your own planner so that we can try to control the hectic life of college:
Supplies: A Notebook, Pencils, Markers, Highlighters, Avery Dennison Garage Sale stickers, Post-it notes and a ruler. (All which you probably have in your house).
Tip: Make sure you have the time to sit down and make this. This means, make sure that you have all of your homework/studying done before you start.
Step 1: Figure out what kind of style you want. Ex. I always need a daily to do list as well as reminders for things outside of school. You might just want somewhere to write down when things are due.
Step 2: Once you have figured out your design, you can start to take your pencil and ruler and start to create lines, to do lists, check boxes or whatever you want. Or if you’re worried about time, you can visit your local craft store and pick up some lined post- it notes or to do lists or even a to-do list stamp!
Step 3: In the front of your notebook, you can make a key. The Key will basically explain what each sticker means. Ex. Green stickers are for homework assignments, Pink stickers are for tests, and Yellow Stickers are for reminders. Each time you have one of these, place a sticker to remind yourself.
Step 4: Enjoy! Let your imagination run wild on this.
Paper and Pencil not your thing? Try out the “My Study Life” App or the “Myhomework” App:
You can log in tasks, exams, and reminders. It will also remind you when tasks are due the next day, and 30 minutes before your next class.
It is also available on tablets, laptops and desktops
Whether you want to use the app, make it yourself or just buy your own, you have no excuse to be late for class or forget about any assignments!