I speak to you today as someone who did two majors at the same time while also home schooling, being active in my church, and running a small business. How did I keep things straight? By using a calendar the way in which I am about to share.
Purchase an academic calendar at an office supply company- get one that has an entire month at a glance. As soon as you get your syllabi from your various professors, enter all assignments (including reading and labs) in your calendar. Use a different color ink for each class. When you have a major assignment due, highlight it in yellow ink.
Next, enter all family and work obligations in the calendar in a different color ink. Your family needs to have some time set aside for them, so you do need to put them in your calendar, as well.
While some people insist that their cellphone will tell them when something is due, this method never crashes, is never out of cellphone range, and does not require electricity. Yes, it is old-fashioned, but, if you look at the calendar on a daily basis, you will never be caught off guard by an assignment. I would check each assignment off as I did it, being careful not to obscure the assignment itself, in case I needed to refer back to it.
This method got me through 5 years of undergraduate work, 1 1/2 years of master’s degree efforts, and five years for a Ph.D. I only missed one assignment once- and that is because I left the assignment off of my calendar. I now teach for three colleges and guess how I keep track of which week each college is in and what is due from my students? Right, my friend, the calendar!
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Hang in There!
12 Aug 2020 - College Life, Uncategorized
This method had also gotten me through ten years of undergraduate and masters. And right now, I have a large desk calendar on my desk to keep track of my editing job, writing assignments, small side business, and weekly blog posts. Without the calendar to keep me straight, I’d be a mess!
Tisha, thanks so much for your comments. I appreciate your insight into the whole issue of being organized while a student!
Some truly nice and utilitarian information on this internet site, as well I believe the style and design has got excellent features.
Thank you- my son designed it for me!
I like this weblog very much so much good info.
Thanks so much!
You’re welcome! I hope my 11 years of teaching on the college level are helping you do better in college!
Spot on with this write-up, I actually feel this web site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to see more, thanks for the information!
I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant
for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
Thanks so much. Thrill and Create did the design for both my website and my blog. They are very well-organized and came in on time and right on budget. I woudl use them again in a heartbeat.
However the effort is critical; Wikipedia maatters to a lot more individuals compared to its editors andd also pupils who didn’t make time
to read their assigned publications. http://charlesfilterproj1.com/
Charles, I believe you are saying that Wikipedia can fill in for some of the actual reading. You are correct that this is one way out of the problem but it is better to take time to do the assignment on time in the first place. Thanks for your comments!
Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it
or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the
message home a bit, but other than that, this is excellent
blog. A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.
Thanks so much for your kind thoughts. Actually, eleven years of teaching undergraduate courses and one year of teaching graduate classes has been very instructive to me as an instructor. It just seems worthwhile to share what I have learned with others so that they can flourish in college. Looking forward to seeing you on the blog again, virtually speaking. Do tell your friends!
Have you ever considered about including a
little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is
important and all. However imagine if you added some great visuals or video clips to give your posts more,
“pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and video clips, this website could definitely be one of the very
best in its niche. Superb blog!
Thanks so much for the idea. I will talk to my developer and see what he recommends. Thanks for being a loyal reader!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be
waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
Thanks for your encouragement!
I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody
else encountering issues with your site.
It seems like some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if
this is happening to them as well? This could be a issue with my browser because I’ve had this
happen before. Many thanks
I haven’t heard that this is a problem from anyone else, but will ask my blog creator about it. Thanks for the info.
Good post. I learn something new and challenging
on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always interesting to read articles from other writers and practice something from their web sites.
Thanks for your encouragement. Do stumble on my site again!
Hi there, I enjoy reading through your post. I like to write a little comment to support you.
Thanks so much! I see a lot of spam but it is always nice to hear from real people!
I really like reading a post that will make men and women think.
Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!
Thank you for following my blog and for sharing your thoughts with my readers and me!
Excellent blog right here! Also your website a lot up very fast!
What web host are you the use of? Can I am getting your affiliate link to your host?
I want my site loaded up as fast as yours lol
You can use this one: http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?1356952/hosting.html|ORANGE97OFF.
Really enlightening looking frontward to visiting again. http://www.kaidi163.net/comment/html/index.php?page=1&id=52976
Thanks so much for following my blog. I will be posting a “just for fun” blog in a few minutes, followed by an essay-writing one. I hope you enjoy them!
Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this website.
It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging
to get that “perfect balance” between usability and appearance.
I must say you’ve done a great job with this. Additionally, the blog
loads extremely quick for me on Internet explorer.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I hope you benefit from my advice, even on the other side of the pond!
I merely want to inform you that I am new to writing a blog and clearly liked your write-up. Very possible I am going to remember your blog post . You seriously have extraordinary article blog posts. Appreciate it for share-out with us your very own url write-up
Thank you for your support. I hope the blog on organization is helpful to you.