I write down different activities and assignment due dates by using color coordination. Work times are in black, “fun” activities are in purple, due dates are in red, and extra-curriculars are in blue (although I did mess up my own organization system earlier by writing down a few things in black that aren’t work-related… I had to make a few notes ASAP before I forgot!)
Mid-terms time is upon us! I’m following up my previous post with some tips on how to stay organizing when your homework is piling up.
I have two planners that I use to keep myself organized: a weekly planner for due dates and “count-offs” until the next assignment is due, and a daily planner to remind me of class and meeting times so I’ll never forget where I’m supposed to be. I use binder clips to mark the pages for easy access. The reason for two planners? I couldn’t find one to suit my needs. Next year, I plan on making my own planner with online printables.
I also have a “homework to-do list” paper-clipped on the inside of my daily planner, organized by class so I won’t accidentally forget a class. On the bottom, I write random notes to myself so I won’t forget anything. (Need proof? I had to remind myself to put a new package of tissues in my backpack!)
I am a huge fan of Post-It Notes. I use them on the inside cover of my weekly planner to store my undergrad research project to-do list.
I also use them to write down any reading assignments. This serves as a visual reminder as well as a place to write down the actual reading assignment (in case I don’t feel like lugging my binder with me to the library.)
And finally, my last organization spot of all: my wall calendar.
(It was some small miracle that I was able to get this to hang up, as my new roommate has had the unfortunate luck of her calendar falling down multiple times.)
What are your organization tips for college?