So without further ado, here's the first post in my How to College series (because "college" is definitely a verb). Stay tuned for my next post about my studying tips!
I don't know about you, but I am infinitely more busy in college than I was in high school. Routines are different than they were in high school since class schedules are different every day. Staying organized and planning ahead is really important if you don't want to get behind. That, and I am a lot more relaxed if I have a set game plan for the week.
The Planner/AgendaI've been using a daily planner since the 6th grade. I literally have no idea how I'd survive school without it! I use it mainly for academic tasks, like homework and studying for tests. (I also color code it, because who doesn't like colors?)
|Michael's has cheap sticky notes in the dollar bins!|
Sticky NotesOkay, these aren't really a necessity, but I have a weird obsession with sticky notes. If I have other things to remember that aren't academic, I jot it on a sticky note and put it in my planner for the week. It's nice for me to keep academics and everything else separated. I like to purchase mine at Michael's or the dollar store, but sometimes it's fun to splurge!
|because I definitely didn't have enough sticky notes to begin with?|
Virtual Sticky Notes - EvernoteEvernote is a cool app that lets you sync notes to a cloud, so you can access them anywhere. If I don't have a pad of actual sticky notes, I use Evernote on my phone! You can make checklists, bullet lists, and other random list-y things. In my app, I have separate notebooks for my blog, organizations, and groceries.
Sometimes if I'm on a really tight schedule, I plan out my day hour by hour - I might be a little over the top, but if I have a 8am - 9pm day, I don't like to waste time!
How do you plan your week?