Okay, so this semester sucked and I’m glad that it’s finally over. I was juggling so many things (probably too many things) and all the willpower that I had at the beginning of the semester ran out. For that reason, I’m going to take some time to recover so that I’m all set for the Spring semester, but first I want to talk about how I used the ClassTracker to keep my life together.
Related: Choosing a Planner + Round Up
A Little Background
I would occasionally pair the ClassTracker with my planning sheets from Target, but other than that, I exclusively used the ClassTracker to keep up with all of my assignments and activities. It’s so simple that I didn’t really have to put much thought into how I was going to set up my planner for the year. For each of the weekly breakdowns, there are 4 (technically 5) sections: “Remember to”, “Quizzes, Exams, Papers, Projects”, “Assignments”, “Activities” and a space for To-do lists.
A Closer Look At The Breakdown
I used this section to remind myself to complete small tasks (i.e.,inserting a graph or table into a lab report). These small tasks were to be done right away. Being that this particular section is right at the top of each day, it makes it easier to remember to tackle those things.
Quizzes, Exams, Papers, Projects:
I used this section to remind myself of an exam or the due dates of big assignments. Earlier in the semester, I noticed that for the week leading up to the exam, I planned to study a certain topic for each day.
This section was super helpful. I broke it down into my individual classes and the assignments for each class served as sub-groups. Each assignment was listed based on priority, so those things with earlier due dates were listed first. I put check boxes next to each task as I completed them. If I worked on the task, but didn’t complete, I’d shade in halfway through it.
Here, I would jot down events going on on campus or meetings.
To-Do Lists and The Weekend Section:
I pretty much used these spaces for the same things like laundry or general cleaning.
If you’re looking for a practical planner for the new year , get the ClassTracker. It’s simple, but it gets the job done and I’m probably never turning back.
I received the ClassTracker for review and all opinions are my own.