Nearly 3 years ago, I shared with you my secret to never missing an assignment deadline in college – my assignment calendar.
The #1 way to get good grades in a class is to never miss an assignment deadline. When your juggling many classes, extracurriculars, work, and so much more… it can be difficult to remember everything that you need to do. That’s where this calendar and method come in.
This calendar quickly became popular with my readers, not only is it still the most popularly downloaded freebie that I offer, I have also received a ton of great feedback hearing how this assignment calendar method has helped many students stay on top of their assignments and get good grades.
When I first launched this calendar and shared this method, I had created calendars specifically for each semester. This unfortunately required me to constantly update and re-share the calendar, which I struggled to do consistently. Today I am excited to share with you the perpetual assignment calendar.
This calendar will work for any month and any year. No matter if you need this baby at the time that I’m posting this (2019) or you happen to come across this gem 5 years from now… it will still work to help you stay on top of your school work!
The Calendar & How to Use It
The way I like to use this is on the first day of classes, after i get my syllabuses (syllabi?) I sit down and type in all my assignments for the entire semester on the day that they are due.
I have synesthesia so color coding is my best friend. I use the same color code for my classes throughout my Google Calendars and my planners, so it only makes sense for me to extend this to my assignment schedule.
I write-in the assignments on the days which they are due so that if I wake up on Tuesday morning panicking that I didn’t do any homework last night, I can take a look at the day on my assignment calendar to see what is due that day.
After the spreadsheet is completed, I print it out and hang it right next to my desk. I also keep a copy saved on the desktop of my computer so that I can access it when I’m not at my desk.
This calendar has been so helpful in helping me keep track of all school assignments without having to reference every single syllabus each day!
Here is a quick how-to video showing you how to customize the calendar to work for you on any day/year/month you may need it, and showing you what I do at the beginning of each semester to stay organized all year long.
If you like it, let me know in the comments below how you use it!
How do you manage your school assignments?