For me, the most difficult aspect of attending college was learning how to manage my time. Not only manage it, but manage it wisely. When I came to South I quickly realized that I now had tons of free time since I only had about two or three classes a day. So now I had all the time in the world to hang out with friends, catch up on TV shows, go lay out by the pool plannerat the rec, do homework, or whatever else I wanted to do. But let's be honest, when you have the choice of hanging out with friends by the pool or doing homework in your room or at the library, who is really going to choose to do homework? Well, it certainly wasn't me, so I soon found myself struggling to stay up with everything I had to do for my classes. Then I found and bought this wonderful little book that changed my whole life and helped me out tremendously - my planner! I put everything in my planner like when tests were, when homework was due, when events were, when I planned to go home, everything. That may sound like I went a little crazy, but trust me, it helped me stay on task with everything I had to do and when I finished all of those tasks I knew I had time to hang out with my friends and do what I wanted because my schoolwork was done. Now, I've expanded my planner to include one planner book, one dry erase planner on my wall, and one planner on my phone just to make sure I have everything completed on time because grad school can get a little hectic and crazy sometimes.
|Choosing a bright, fun planner helped me learn to use it more often.|