Using a Day Planner in College

Using a Day Planner
College Sophomore
Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA

My freshman year of college I bought a small day planner that i kept in my handbag and when ever something came up all i had to do was look at it. I definately thought it was a great thing to have. Throughout my school days in high school, junior high and so on we were always given a planner to write down homework and such. So i think that is what made me want to continue to keep one with me. It is a huge help when you don't have classes back to back and have to work in between classes.

Planners are essential
Jennifer Moore, College Junior
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

When you know the due dates of all of your assignments and days of your tests it is easy to prioritize your homework. Tests and assignments won't surprise you if you plan for them, and if two big papers are due on the same day, you will know before hand to start early on one so you aren't overly busy in any given week. You also waste far less time figuring out what is due the following day, and what you need to do tonight.

Day Planners are an Amazing Tool!
Jordan Ross, HS Sophomore
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

In college ,especially, I've learned the importance of day planners. My day can get so complicated, but when everything is laid out in a readable and understandable fashion, it makes my life far easier. Often I have my day planner 4 weeks in advance. I will take every advantage I can take in order to get better grades!

The benefit of using a planner
Carlos Sifuentes, College Junior
intercoast college, west covina

Using a daily planner is very effective way to keep on track of how to manage your time effectively. I use my daily planner everyday: I use it at work and school fo things that are need to be done effectively.

Using a Day planner is very helpfull
Alby, College Sophomore
Intercoast College , River SIde CA

This day planner sounds very helpful! It keeps you from forgetting things you need to do and it keeps you on track of everything you can even plan ahead.

Day Planner
College Junior
Intercoast Colleges, Riverside Ca.

Basically this lets you know how a daily planner works and sometimes it's always good to have a day planner. It keeps you in track of your assignments and important things that you have planned for any day.

daily planner
julianne richter, College Freshman
crafton hills, Yucaipa, CA

This article helped me realize that a daily planner is essential tool for college. It helps you to be organized. I think now i will consider using a daily planner to help me remember assignments and special dates.

Organization Tools
Kelcy Brunner
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

Using a Day Planner is essential to starting your university experience out on the right foot. I've overheard too many freshmen talking about missing a class because of over sleeping or the bus was late. This is all simply avoided with a little planning.

I used a Day Planner for my Freshman and Sophomore years, but now I use a calender that is synced with my email/phone, so I have a regular reminder of when something is due or when a class is starting. Sometimes this is more convenient, but how well it works is entirely dependent on how often you update. I think having a set time of day to update my planner (before bed, during lunch..etc) worked well for me.

Getting Things Done
Carole A Bennninghoff, College Senior
Intercoast Colleges, Riverside.California

This information givin was very important and helpful. Now I can get things done and accomplish my goals to further my education.

Why buy one?
Cassandra , College Freshman
InterCoast college, Riverside, CA

I like the idea of a day planner, but why buy one?? Most college and high school students these days have a cell phone. All cell phones have a planner inside, where you can put the time and date and an alarm will go off to remind you of the appointment or class you need to go to. It will tell you what it is you're supposed to be doing and where you need to go. So why buy a planner if you already have a cell phone??

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College Sophomore
Iintercoast College, Riverside, Ca

This article will benefit me, because there's been times where I've been unorganized and confused on what I had planned or to do on that certain day. But with a daily planner I was able to keep track with all my activities and special occasions. It gives me the chance to be up to date, plan, or schedule anything that I might come across.

A day planner is an important tool
Joan Evan
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa,Florida

I have always used a day planner, not always for appointments and/or classes, but also for names, addresses and phone numbers of relatives, friends, and all contacts.

planner use
Heather Charles, College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

I think a planner is a most needed tool when in school. They are small, you can plan ahead for the day, and you can also write your assignments down in it. I recommend the use of a planner.

Benefits of using a day planner for school
Stephanie Donnell
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

This article is very true. I am a very organzied person so a day planner helps me out very much. I use one for my work schedule and my family's doctor appointments. It is much easier than writing a noet on a piece of paper and trying to find it later. I just reach into my bag and pull out my planner and write down the time on the correct day of whatever I have scheduled. When i need to schedule something else i make sure to look at my planner so i don't overlap any appointments or cut into my school and study time.

Day planners are the best
Amber Brown, College Freshman
Ultamite Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

I have a Day Planner and it's the best thing anyone has ever thought to come out with. I use mine for just about anything and I don't think i would use anything different. It is small and you can take it anywhere. The best advice for everyone is to use it, because your more organized with it. You don't get side tracked or forget about anything your supposed to do day by day.

College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

Buy a calender with big slots. Then what you don't finish that day write it down and it will help you keep up on what you have left to do by the end of the week

Day Planners
College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

I think that day planners are very useful whether you are attending any type of school classes or not. Throughout Middle and High School it was required that we used day planners. Little did I know that it actually kept me on track with when my assignments were due, when I had to study for a test or if it was the big test day. In college it helps keep me on track with things. Even if you're not in school, day planners still help with keeping track of appointments and other things you have going on in your busy life.

Use of day planners
Sherri Bolen-Childree, College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Coldwater, Florida

This article says it all. I use day planners for everything, from doctors appointments to my childrens after school activities. Don't think I could survive without one.

Day Planner
College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa Fl, 33607

As a result of reading this article, I found the day planner very interesting, helpful, and useful. Especially for someone like myself who's not well organize and offtrack at times with important dates and events.

Chyrise Johnson, College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy , Online

This article brought up some great points as to why to have a day planner in the first place. I agree that a day planner should be portable so you can take it with you. It would be kind of a lost cause to have one that you have to leave at home. A day planner would help manage your time, and being that it's on your person you will always know what you are doing at any given time. It also helps you to not over book yourself.

Using a Day planner
Nikia Robinson, Grad
Ultimate Medical Academy, Florida

This was a great article full of great tips but I wonder in today's society could this be dated? Now everyone use their "smart" phones for everything. I do know I need a mechanism of keeping things on track and manually doing it is a proven way of success, but I also want to make sure that I'm taking advantage of all of my options of using a day planner.

Note from Students using smartphones like apps, such as iStudiezPro and iProcrastinate

Daily Planner
Esther Gonzalez, College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Florida

I do believe a daily planner is an excellent idea to keep you organize and manage your work study time and will help you prioritize when unexpected things come. From now on I am having a daily planner with me at all times.


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