Many of us struggle daily with keeping ourselves organised. Ranging from forgetting to make a pack lunch the night before, to drowning under a large workload. Sometimes, there is so much that needs doing in a day, it’s hard to know where to start. If this gets out of hand, it is very easy to become quickly overwhelmed, causing stress and possible illness. This is a slippery slope that should be avoided at all costs.
Using printable planning sheets can help organise the week and projects ahead. With a visual representation for tasks and deadlines, the capability to optimise time keeping and stay on track whilst learning will be far improved. So, we’ve created 3 useful planners for students, that are ready to use, all you have to do is click download on the one(s) you want.
Here they are:
The ‘Weekly Planner’ is to give you an overview of what you’re going to be doing for the week. It is great for listing lessons, revision sessions, when homework/coursework is due and any other plans you wish to include. Another great idea is to plan to work on particular tasks on a set day, i.e. ‘plan the following week’ on Sunday.
The ‘Schedule for Today’ allows you to write down, in detail, what you need to do for the day. This means (using our earlier example) rather than just having ‘plan following week’ you could also include some tasks that you mean to add to the next weeks’ planner. Or, if you need to study for an upcoming exam, for example, then you could write ‘study for X exam – go over subjects A, B and C (Exam on: DATE, in room ____)’ and then allocate a task number and the amount of time you want/need to spend on it for that day.
The ‘Project Schedule’ is for your big ongoing projects/coursework/tasks. It the place to include as many details about it as possible including the deadline (whether that’s set by someone else or yourself).
The best bit? You get the amazing satisfaction of putting a tick, cross, smiley face or whatever you want to put in the box at the end, to show you have completed it. Seeing a visual representation of a task (or tasks) completed, can give you such a confidence boost. It may be just the thing you need to push through completing the rest.
Here at FNTC we strive to help students to do the best that you can. One way we can do that, is to provide you with the resources needed to do that.
We have purposely created these useful planners for students, to be simple and easy to use, with all the relevant sections you need for best effect. So click those ‘Download’ buttons and start writing out your detailed to do list. Stick them up on your wall, on a cork board or wherever you will see them every day. They are your reminder to make the most of the time that you have each day, to smash your course(s) and create yourself a brighter future.