Throughout undergraduate and graduate school, I would print out a calendar at the beginning of each week. A sample calendar that I used is shown below. I also included the Microsoft Word document for the calendar, feel free to download the file. I highly suggest writing everything down on a calendar or using some type of system to organize assignments, daily readings, projects and any other events. I used a color coded calendar because it helps me to differentiate between each task and it looks pretty :) Each week I would change the week number because it helped me to stay motivated and to visualize graduation. I brought my calendar to class each week to write daily/weekly assignments down. I need structure and it really helped me to have a calendar because it helped to me to stay organized, stay on task, and to keep track of all assignments. After I completed each task, I would check it off on my calendar, this allowed me to feel a sense of completion. Using a calendar worked for me, but there are many other systems to organize tasks that may be better for someone else. So find the best system that works for you!
What system keeps you organized?