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Chronodex planner

I’ve received quite a few messages asking about the Chronodex Planner system (designed by Patrick Ng), so I decided to write a few sentences about it. Basically, it’s a very compact and organized way to put all your daily tasks in one little circle, as well as a daily opportunity to color something (stay inside the lines!). All you do is get a Chronodex Template (I used this one), come up with a to-do list, color in specific sections on the calendar and go be productive. You can tweak the system according to your needs, of course. Here are some photos: Chronodex templates can be found with a simple google search and printed out for your convenience.  For reference and a little inspiration, here are some helpful links: Home page for Chronodex Planners: although it looks a little outdated, the template is always the same and can be used any day Facebook Page Make it a stamp!  Stamp No. 2 Chronodex Group on Flickr What types of planners do you guys use? I’d love to …

Weekend Study

I think my study inspiration comes from an organized desk and a somewhat clean room. That’s why this weekend I decided to clean up super quick (unfortunately, it turned out I have so much stuff that after dusting the drawers I put everything back where I found it…) and cozy up my study table.

Shopping for Planners Online

Trying to figure out the situation with planners right now, so here’s a list of some nice ones I’ve found online: 1. Whitney English Planner Very minimalistic, elegant and practical. I’ve seen it being used at my university, and the reviews are wonderful! 2. Filofax A great little system that allows you to keep everything you need in one place. A bit on the higher end, however, but people use it for years. You can refill with whatever sheets you need (monthly/weekly/daily/to-do’s/meals, notes, etc.), use a ton of sticky notes, stickers, etc. The whole website is magical. Check out also: Filofaxomania, Filofax, Filofax & Planners on Pinterest 3. Moleskin A planner and notebook classic. Would love to get one at one point. Moleskine is also used in the Bullet Journal system 4. Papyrus Gorgeous vintage-style planners and paper supplies. Awesome quality and also available in stores! 5. Amy Ruth Designs Very pretty planners, notebooks, phone cases etc. 6. Erin Condren’s Life Planners Great planners! Customizable, also on the higher end, but come with tons of accessories …

Simple Weekly Plan

I’ve never been able to keep a single planner for more than a few weeks. I buy the most expensive and prettiest one, spend hours writing down assignments and exams, and then forget about within a month. I think I work better with daily or weekly to-do lists. Somehow the satisfaction of aggressively checking and crossing off items from a list has helped me stay on top of things. Here are a few photos I took of my *current* weekly task planner. It is a little notebook I’ve purchased in Russia this summer because I decided I needed one. Also, it’s adorable. For example, on Sunday October 12, I came up with all the things I need to do in the next week. The bottom of the page under the line is used as a little personal thing- I end up writing down a couple sentences about what happened that day. When I finish some tasks, I check them off and transfer the unfinished tasks to the next page at the end of the day.  

How to Make a Study Plan

*My fall quarter starts on September 24th. Professors started posting textbook information, test information, syllabus, etc. on the course websites a couple days, so I thought it would be a good idea to prepare for each class before it starts * Once you have your textbooks, a little bit of information on the website, and the syllabus, start preparing your study plan for the quarter. 1. Read the course syllabus. Professors know exactly what they will be teaching, how big the workload will be, exam schedules, reading material, etc. Once you read the syllabus, you are already mentally prepared for the class, and it won’t seem as overwhelming on the first day. ** Important information to take away from the syllabus: – Homework load – Class schedule, test information – Retake and make up policy – Any class- specific information 2. Look up your professor on RateMyProfessors. By reading other students’ reviews, you can get a preview into what your classes will be like. It’s important not to believe every word you read there, simply because every student …