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Before our Classes Begin: A Checklist

A quick checklist to prepare for the upcoming semester. 1. Office supplies. The most important step of all (probably not, but why can’t it be?). Go out and get yourself some cute stationery! Journals, pens, pencils, highlighters, extra paper, sticky notes, etc. 2. A planner. I don’t know about you, but a few weeks into any quarter I stop using my planner completely. I feel confident enough in my memory, despite the numerous times I’ve forgotten to turn in assignments. A new year is the best! time to go out and get a new planner. Some posts: Free printable weekly to-do template, planners online, filofax love, chronodex planner, bullet journal. 3. Check the classes Make sure to take a look at the class websites and read the syllabi (syllabuses? that sounds weird). Take a look at the textbooks and see if there are any assignments that need to be completed prior to the first day. See some reviews on ratemyprofessors.com, get an idea of what to expect from a class. 4. Have some note-taking options This …

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and a little inspiration, here are some helpful links: Home page for Chronodex Planners: although it looks a little outdated, the template is always the same and can be used any day Facebook Page Make it a stamp!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.

What Is “Studying”?

“Studying” has at least two components: what you do in class and what you do at home: … 1) In class your job is to listen very actively, participate and take notes. It’s important to understand the new concepts IN class, so you’re not too lost at home. 2) At home, it’s a good idea to read the textbook (before you come to class so the amount of new information in class is not overwhelming), review your notes from previous classes and doing practice problems and tests. Important note: Everyone studies differently. You don’t have read, take notes and review in that same order I told you: you have to develop your own system for studying, that will work for you and produce good results. These are just ideas and some things I know everyone does in one way or another. Another important note: Don’t cram and do all of these the night before a test. This should be done consistently throughout the week. That way, if you have short study sessions everyday, it will be less stressful and useful than having one …