Nearly a year ago I shared a free download for an assignment calendar for the Spring semester because I believe that there’s an art in preparing for a new semester.
I said “there’s definitely something to be said about how the preparation in the first couple weeks of a semester can help make or break your organization. I have previously shared my tips for preparing for a new semester of classes, as well as the different ways that I organize my assignments using an assignment schedule, day planners, post-it note calendar, and more.
However, this semester it was a little different. As I sat down with my syllabus’ (syllabi?) to create my assignment schedule, I found myself craving a new form of organization. Through my day planners and Google Calendar, I have gotten so used to seeing things scheduled out in a calendar form, it felt strange laying out my assignment schedule in a list form instead.
So, I created the assignment calendar. This is kind of like the assignment schedule version 2.0, new and improved. It works like a charm.”
Since I shared that first calendar, I have gotten amazing feedback on this template and form of organization.
Here are some of the comments and feedback I got:
“OMG, this is GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love planning and this is perfect, can you PLEASE make one for FALL ’16 as it is approaching!!!!!!!! this is amazingggg!!!!”
“Thank you SO much for this assignment calendar, and thanks for all your tips in general!!! I will be starting my first year of college in the Fall and I am so nervous yet excited! Your blog is so helpful and I will DEFINITELY be utilizing the calendar and other suggestions you have made. Thanks for everything!!!”
“This is so incredible, thank you!!”
“This is AMAZING- Thanks so much for making this. Could you make more for future semesters? <3”
I was shocked, amazed, and most of all excited. So here it is, back by popular request, the download for the 2016 – 2017 school year assignment calendar!
The Calendar & How to Use It
The calendar is designed so that there is one box for every week day of the semester. I personally don’t have any classes or assignments due on the weekends, so this is only Monday – Friday. 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 inputted 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 was 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!
This calendar has August 2016 – June 2017 on it and is super easy to copy/paste if you need to add more months or days for you.
If you like it, let me know in the comments below how you use it!
What’s your #1 trick to stay on top of school assignments?